After knowing facts about mango you will be fall in love with it
Hii Foodies!!! How are you all??? Pulpy, juicy mango is a true star of the summer. Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. When it comes to mangoes for mango lovers, it becomes difficult to hold on cravings for it. Mangoes are, in fact, true superfruits. Besides being the favorite fruit of all there are so many more reasons, why the ‘king of fruits’ has enjoyed such a massive fan following. Here are some interesting facts about mango that every foodie must know.
Fascinating facts about Mango: 1-10
- The word “Mango” has a long story. It originated in the India-Burma border where Sanskrit language was predominant at that time, it’s first name was “Aamra-Phalam.” Its transformation in Hindi language became “Aam-Phal.” Synonym of Phal in Tamil is Kaay, so Tamils called it by the name “Aam-Kaay” which gradually became “Maamkaay” due to differences in pronunciation. Malayalam people from India changed it further to “maanga.” When Portuguese people came across this fruit, they told about it to Britishers who again due to pronunciation differences changed it to Mango.
- It was first grown in India over 5,000 years ago and is one of the oldest fruits of India.
- It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines. It is also the national tree of Bangladesh.
- 22nd July is celebrated as National Mango Day.
- The king of fruits has over 400 varieties.
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- The ripe mango fruit varies in size and can be yellow, orange, red, and green in color.
- There are numerous varieties being produced. Namely Alphonso, Safeda, Kesariya, Chausa, Dashehari, Langra, etc. are produced. Some types of mangoes are found at specialty markets seasonally, these include the Ataulfo, Francis, Haden, Keitt, and Kent.
- Do you know??? Of all the varieties known “The Tommy Atkins” is the most commonly grown mango in the United States.
- In April 2014, a pair of mangoes were sold under the Taiyo no Tamago label for a record 300,000 yen ($2.600). The label means “Egg of the Sun”.
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- On 27 August 2009 Sergio and Maria Socorro Bodiongan (Philippines) presented the heaviest mango weighing 3.435 kg (7.57 lb) at the Sunday Celebration’s Pinaka Contest in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
- In Hinduism, mango is often held by Lord Ganesha as a symbol of attainment.
- It is believed that Buddha meditated under a mango tree.
- Amazingly!! The vitamin content of mango depends on the maturity of the fruit. When it is green vitamin C content is high content and when the fruit ripens the amount of vitamin A increases.
- Gifting someone a basket of mangoes is referred to as a gesture of friendship.
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- Surprisingly, the oldest living mango tree is 300 years old and is found in East Khandesh.
- Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios.
- In one of the oldest myths, mango is said to be the daughter of Sun God Surya. One day upon falling to the ground mango turned into the beautiful princess Surya Bai. Charmed by her beauty, a king falls in love with her and vows to marry her. On seeing the newly wed couple, the king’s first wife curses and turns the princess into ashes. It is said that out of the ashes rose another magnificent mango tree. And, when one of the fruits fall on the ground, the princess reincarnated. The King also recognises the princess as his bride from the previous birth and the couple reunites.
- Mangoes were a favorite of Mughals and they played a role in mango grafting. The earliest examples of grafting in Mughal rule yielded varieties like Tota Puri, the Rataul, and Kesar.
- Mangoes were a favourite of emperor Jehangir. He once said that none of the fruits in Kabul could match the flavour of mangoes.
- “Langda aam” is one of the most loved mangoes, named after a lame farmer of Varanasi. In Hindi, langda means lame and soon people started referring to this variety of mangoes as langda aam.
- It is also called stone fruit, like a plum, cherry, or peach.
22nd July is National Mango Day
- It is not only a popular fruit but a symbol of love in India.
- The species name Mangifera indica, means “an Indian plant bearing mangos.”
- In India mango leaves are ritually used as decorations at weddings and religious ceremonies as a symbol of prosperity.
- Burning Mango leaves is dangerous; they are toxic in nature and can infect eyes and lungs severely.
- Earlier mango leaves were used to feed cattle so that their urine becomes dark yellow which can be used in preparing dye.
- Mango trees have a lifespan of 300 years. It starts producing juicy fruit after four years.
- With high fan following, it is the most frequently consumed fruit in the world.
- India is usually referred as the “Mango Capital of the World”.
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