Eight Amazing Facts About Mangoes

The national fruit of many Asian countries, mangoes are loved by people all over the world. It is the fruit of celebration across many Asian cultures. It also has the title 'King of Fruits' in India. However, many people are only aware of the awesome taste of mangoes and take it for granted. To realize the great characteristic of this beautiful yellow fruit, you need to be aware of some of the facts of mangoes.

Amazing facts about mangoes:

1. The birthplace of mango is India and dates back to 5,000 years. They were transported around the world from Asia to the Middle Eastern regions and from there to Africa and South America. This spread occurred only since 400 AD.

2. As mango is sweet, it is considered to be very auspicious in Asian countries. The leaves of the mango tree are adorned during weddings and other celebratory events. In India, a basket of ripe mangoes is considered as a sign of goodwill and friendship since centuries. The components of a mango tree are being used in traditional medicines as well.

3. Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios etymologically. You can find the details of this information in class twelve science notes. You can also rummage through online study materials that are provided by reputed learning providers.

4. Mangoes can grow very tall. The tallest recorded one is above 100 feet.

5. Mangoes are very healthy fruits. Did you know that one serving of mangoes has only 100 calories? It also satisfies daily nutrition requirement by providing vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber.

6. There are a variety of ways to eat mangoes. In Latin American countries, it is sold on a stick with the skin peeled back. It can be spiced up with chili powder, salt or lemon juice. It is commonly used to prepare marinades and is usually used in chutneys, salads, pickles and smoothies. There are online learning materials that can give you more insights about the numerous ways you can enjoy mangoes.
7. It is not rocket science to pick out the best mangoes. The green ones are unripe and you just need to give a gentle squeeze to the yellow ones. The ripe ones will give way a little.

8. Every country has its own variety of mangoes. Based on their cultivation, size and color, they are given local names. For example, India has varieties like sindhuri, neelam, pairi, alphonso etc. In USA, they are termed as Tommy Atkins, Ataulfo, francis, Haden, Kent and Keitt.

The above eight amazing facts will endear you to mangoes more. You can also search for online board notes for more fun facts about mangoes.

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