Mind-Blowing Facts About Mangoes You Probably Did Not Know Before
The spotless yellow skin, refreshing fragrance , jaw-dropping curves, and irresistible taste make the king of fruits the perfect summer-time crush for all. This seasonal delight can soothe a broken heart with its taste, mend relationships with its fragrance, and inspire artists with its curves. You must have had this low-fat nutrient-rich fruit numerous times and probably will continue to have it till the last day of your life. However, there is more to this heavenly treat than what meets the tongue. How many mind-blowing mango facts do you know?
- Alphonso is known as the king of mangoes. It is also rated as the top-most mango variety in all parts of the world. When are you inviting the King to your house? Order alphonso mango online today!
- India is the biggest producer of mangoes in the world. There is a stiff competition between China and Mexico for the second place. So, India is numero uno in quality and quantity. Take that, China!
- Alphonso, Badami, Chaunsa, Dasheri, Kesar, Langra, Kalmi, Neelam, Safeda, Sindhura, and Totapuri are some of the most famous varieties of mango in India. How many have you tried so far? Buy mangoes online.
- An average mango contains 40% of your daily fibre requirement. That doesn’t mean you need to stop at two and half.
- Did you know that there are around 1000 varieties of mangoes available worldwide? Most of these are cultivated by cross-pollination.
- The first mango tree was cultivated in East India about 5000 years ago. That would mean the mammoths were still around then. What?
- A typical Hindu wedding involves multiple rituals that require mango leaves (as a sign of fertility). If we go by our population, the leaves do work. Don’t they?
- It is said that Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under a mango tree, making mango extremely holy for Buddhists. Apart from enlightenment, mango trees also provide excellent shade during the summer months.
- The name ‘mango’ has been derived from the Tamil word ‘mangkay’, or ‘man-gay’. Thank god they didn’t stick with the original name!
- Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and Philippines. So, Kashmir is not the only thing we share with our neighbour!
- Mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh.
- Usually a basket of mango is said to be the symbol of friendship, but in Bangladesh mango is considered to be the symbol of love.
- Mango and poison ivy trees come from the same family. Clearly family pedigree doesn’t always hold true!
- Mango tree is a long-living evergreen tree that can bear fruits even at the age of 300 years. So, more than 10 generations of the same family can have mangoes from a single tree?
- Mango seeds are used to make soaps.
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