Savour the king of fruits while reading these fun facts about mangoes

We all know that mango is the national fruit of India. but do you know that it is the national fruit of two other countries as well? This sweet, tangy tropical fruit is one of the best things about summer. And thankfully mangoes are available in abundance here (read ahead to know exactly how much!). From the history of the fruit, to how it evolved over time due to various influences. Know more fun facts about mangoes!

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  • Although we have various names for mango in all local languages. The word Mango was derived from the Malayalam word māṅṅa (or mangga). When Portuguese traders lived in Southern India, they started using the name manga. Later, when Britishers were trading with South India in the 15th and 16th Centuries, the word mango was born, and the rest is history. 
  • We love mangoes so much that despite cultivating almost half of the world’s mangoes, India accounts for less than 1% of the international mango trade. Coz, we consume most of our own production! Well, how can we trade the king of fruits, right?
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  • If you visit East Khandesh in Jalgaon, you’ll be able to find the oldest mango tree in the world. The mango tree here is 300 years old.
  • Over 5,000 years ago, the first set of Mangoes were grown in India.
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  • According to ‘A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food’ by food historian KT Achaya, Mango trees were only allowed to be grafted in Royal gardens until the rule was lifted by Shah Jahan.
  • Have you heard of Langda aam? It was actually named after a lame (langda) farmer of Varanasi, who first discovered the mango variety growing in his backyard.
  • One of our favourite mangoes, Alphonso, was named after Alfonso de Albuquerque. Who also happened to be the Duke of Goa.
  • Mangoes plays an important role in Bengali cuisine, where the fruit is turned into chutneys, pickles, dhals, and even sweet murabba.
  • About 1,500 varieties of mango are grown in India, including 1,000 commercial varieties. And do you know each variety of mango tastes unique? How many have you tried?
  • The Mango tree is considered as the symbol of love, and its leaves are used at weddings as corroboration for the couple to be blessed with children.
  • Fun facts about mangoes: Apart from India, it is also the national fruit of Pakistan and the Philippines

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