Mango is known as King of Fruits. Everyday in summer is a fun and mango-nificent day! Did you know that mangos are related to cashews and pistachios. It is a drupe - olives, cherries, dates, pistachios, cashew are also coming from drupes. Mango is fruit from evergreen tree, a member of the cashew family of flowering plants. Mango is drupe, consisting of an outer skin, edible part and a single seed. Cashews and pistachios are also drupes. Some say that mango is the most daily eaten fruit in the world.
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Some say that mangos history goes back to India some 5,000 years ago in Himalayas region. It is still popular in India and is a national fruit. Mango is a national fruit in some countries including Philippines. The Spanish explorers introduced the first mango to South America. In United States the mango were introduced in 1833.
There are 1,000 of varieties of mangoes around the world. Some mangos taste like coconut, citrus, pineapple and honey.
- Many of the mangoes which are produced are Tommy Atkins mangoes.
- Countries as Philippines and India have mango as a national fruit.
- A basket of mangos is considered a gesture of friendship in India.
- Mangos are related to cashews and pistachios
- A mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet
- Some say that mango is the most daily eaten fruit in the world.
- India is the leading producer for mango.
- Fun fact per capita consumption of mangos in Mexico is more than 30 pounds a year.
It takes two to mango! Where did the mango go? I don't know, the mango goes where the mangoes.
Prices & Economy
USA is the largest importer of mangoes in the world. Most of the mangos sold in the U.S. come from Mexico. India is the world’s biggest producer of mangos. India produces about 40% of worlds’ mango. Indonesia is the second leading mango producer. Many Southeastern countries are top Mango producers -Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines. Around 60 million tons of mangoes are produced each year in the world.
Portuguese were one of the first to grow mango trade from India starting in 15th century to Europe, Brazil and other. Tommy Atkins mango on average cost 1$ each in the United States. But the prices vary per type and variety of mangoes. Francis or Francine mango is more expensive than many others. Francine mangos among more expensive near $3 per pound. On other hand, Keitt and Kent mangos can be about $1 a pound on average.
Mango of Gold. Did you know that Miyazaki Mangoes are one of the most expensive in the world? The fruits is from Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan. The Miyazaki variety can cost more than $4,000 a pair. With exceptional taste and the fruit is known to many mango enthusiasts. It tastes very juicy, sweet and creamy. Some considered it the most expensive variety. The history goes back to 1980s. It also has longer shelf life. Some even compare these mango prices to gold prices per gram. 1 mango can have a value of few grams of gold.
The popularity of mangos grows. Consumption of mango is about 3.7 pounds per person in a year in USA in 2022. It was less than 2 pounds a year per person in USA in 2005. Mango consumption per person per year is expected to be 7 pounds in 5 years.
Mangos have been used in folk remedies for centuries. Mangos are very good for the skin. It contains lots of minerals and vitamins. Mango has about 20 different minerals and vitamins. Among them is vitamin A, B6, folate, C, E and K. Among minerals are magnesium, potassium and copper. Mango has 44% of daily Vitamin C. Mango has fibres to help in digestion.
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