40 Interesting Mango Facts

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Mangoes are one of the most delicious, nutrient-rich fruit and also known as the king of fruits in many parts of the world. Regardless of being the most well-liked fruit worldwide, mangoes are still considered exotic by Americans. To learn more about the king of fruits, read the 40 Interesting Mango Facts.

1. Mango was first grown in India over 5,000 years ago and it is one of the oldest fruit known to India.

2. The seeds of Mangoes traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 400 A.D.

3. The paisley pattern or mango’s round shape developed in India.

The paisley pattern or mango's round shape developed in India.
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4. The Ambika – goddess of Jain religion is traditionally represented as sitting under a mango tree.

5. Mangoes are related to pistachios and cashews.

6. Mango flowers are small and white with five petals 5–10 mm.

Mango flowers are small and white with five petals 5–10 mm.
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7. Mangoes belong to the genus Mangifera.

8. There are around 400 varieties of Mangoes.

9. Mango trees can grow to 115–131 feet.

The tree of Mango can grow to 115–131 feet.
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10. Mango trees are known to live up to 300 years.

11. In India, gifting someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of good friendship.

12. The ripe Mango changes in size and color. It may be of orange, yellow, green and red.

The ripe Mango changes in size and color. It may be of orange, yellow, green and red.
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13. The Mangoes have recalcitrant seeds.

14. Some kinds of mangoes are only found at specialty markets seasonally such as the Kent, Ataulfo, Keitt Francis and Haden.

15. Mango seed contains the plant embryo.

The seed of Mango contains the plant embryo.
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16. In the United States, Tommy Atkins mango is the most commonly grown mango.

17. Mango is the most frequently consumed fruit in the world.

18. Mango is also known as the king of fruits.

Mango is also known as the king of fruits.
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19. Mangoes hold more than 20 diverse vitamins and minerals.

20. 220 grams of mangoes contain 100 calories.

21. Mangoes help in fighting cancer, weight loss, diabetes, etc.

Mangoes help in fighting cancer, weight loss, diabetes, etc.
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22. Mangoes are widely used in cuisine.

23. Mango lassi is popular throughout South Asia which is made up by mixing ripe mango pulp.

24. An Indian drink – aam panna is renowned for its heat-resistant properties.

An Indian drink - aam panna is renowned for its heat-resistant properties.
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25. The ripe mango’s pulp is used to make jam and it called Mangada.

26. A pair of mangoes sold for a record $2.600 in April 2014.

27. The heaviest mango weighed 7.57 lb and was presented by Sergio and Maria Socorro Bodiongan.

The heaviest mango weighed 7.57 lb and was presented by Sergio and Maria Socorro Bodiongan.
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28. India is the largest mango producing country in the world.

29. China is the second largest mango producer.

30. The mango is the national fruit of India, Philippines, and Pakistan.

The mango is the national fruit of India, Philippines and Pakistan.
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31. During the Cultural Revolution, Mangoes were very popular in China as symbols of Mao Zedong’s love for the people.

32. Mangoes are really rich in antioxidants.

33. Mangoes are very rich in Vitamin A and it helps you to maintain healthy eyesight.

Mangoes are very rich in Vitamin A and it helps you to maintain healthy eyesight.
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34. India is called as the “Mango Capital of the World”.

35. The leaves of Mango are filled with curative and remedial attributes.

36. Bangladesh declared the Mango tree as its National Tree in 2010.

Bangladesh declared the Mango tree as its National Tree in 2010.
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37. The roots of the Mango tree can be 20 feet deep into the ground.

38. Mango trees start to produce fruit after four years.

39. Mango trees were considered a symbol of prosperity in Ancient India.

Mango trees were considered a symbol of prosperity in Ancient India.
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40. Langda aam is one of the most loved varieties of mangoes.

40 Interesting Mango Facts
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