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Mango Facts

Mango Facts

  • Pistachio, Mango, and Cashews are near cousins from the same family and tropical fruits.
  • Mangoes are the most cultivated plant in tropical areas of the world, with India at the leading stage with world 50% plus produce from India. But still, It has such high domestic demands it is able only to fulfill one percent of export demands.
  • Mango Lassi from India is a world popular drink.
  • Bhava Prakasha Ayurveda's textbook mentions Amra dugdha means mango milk as the best Aphrodisiac and energy booster. This recipe is very similar to a Maharashtrian method like Shigran or Shikran, where the primary base of banana fruit added with milk. Instead of banana, you need to add Mangoes to a cup of milk. Acts like Aphrodisiac mango milk.
  • Powder prepared from the kernel of mango seed is suitable for excess bleeding disorders
  • Presenting a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.
  • In Bhagwat Purana, there is a reference of a mango tree on Mandar Parvat (Mount Mandar
  • Flowers of Mango offered to Moon god or Kamadeva during Magha Hindu month (somewhere in February and March).
  • Lord Shiva did meditation below mango tree during his separation with goddess Parvati. Latter with the blessing of Goddess Lalita Lord Shiva married to Goddess Parvati and shifted back to Kailash Mountain.
  • Mango leaves used in multiple poojas, wedding ceremony and all auspicious days in Bharat.
  • Mango is the only fruit that used in curries, even in ripe, unripe, and semi-mature form. It used in most of the gravies. It said that if we make one dish at a time for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you could at least eat multiple cuisines for some month with a different variety.
  • Lots of Buddhist monks who traveled across Eastern and western Asia carried and introduced mangoes in these countries.
  • Portuguese give the English name Mango. The story says that in southern India when Portuguese used to make spice trade, Indians used to call it Maanga, and the Portuguese named it as Mango. There is a standard Saying Hindi that Aam ke Aam, Guthliyon ke daam.  Means mangoes, as well as mango seed, are also beneficial.
  • A mango, as per Ayurveda considered as Ruchaya means it improves your taste very useful in Anorexia.
  • It helps in Constipation, Neuralgia, Bloating, Paralysis; it helps in Vata dosha; hence it is called Vataghana in Ayurveda.
  • Due to its multivitamins, nutrients, and minerals, it is a nourishing body; hence it is also called as Brumhana.
  • Mango with Aphrodisiac properties, it is said that it helps improves sperm and semen quality and quantity.
  • Not only in India but the whole world call Mango as King of Fruit
  • Dry mango powder Aamchur added in multiple cuisines, which enhances the flavor of the food. One teaspoon of Amchur powder acidity is equivalent to lemon juice of three tablespoons.
  • It helps in improving skin complexions and fairness; hence in Ayurveda, it is called Varnakara.
  • There are references of Mango in Vagbhata, Sushruta books.
  • The new tree of Mango starts to deliver mangoes after five to six years, but there are individual trees in Konkan, which are having a history of more than three hundred years.
  • More fresh Mangoes are eaten daily than any other fruit in the world.
  • The mango tree is Bangladesh National tree. 
  • In Varaha Purana, there is a reference to Mango Plantation. Those who plant six mango trees gets a blessing from god attains abode and live happily forever.
  • Mango fruit can come in various colors in the ripened stage like Orange, Green, Saffron hued, Red, Yellow.
  • Ancient Physician Sushruta considers Mango to be good for heart, lung, and body nourisher. It also helps enhance memory power.
  • Mango is a symbol of prosperity as per Hindu spirituality
  • Strong roots of the Mango tree penetrates the ground nearly which grows thirty feet deep into the ground. God has designed the sources to absorb all nutrients and water from the soil.
  • In India, Mango called Kalpa Vriksha because its roots, trunk, leaves, flowers, and fruits used for multiple purposes.
  • Some people, due to their love of Mango, have invented Mango beer, which is full of mango aroma.
  • What is the maximum height of the Mango tree
  • A mango tree can grow as tall as 42 meters, which is approximately 125 feet.
  • Although there are more than 1,500 varieties of mangoes which are available in India
  • While there are only six varieties of mangoes that are grown in the United States of America, namely Ataulfo, Kent, Haden, Tommy Atkins, Francis, and Keitt. Mangoes, which is a staple food in India it is an Exotic fruit in the United States of America.
  • Some farmers from the Dominican Republic who carried Kesar Mango fro Gujarat India planted Kesar mangoes since last some decades Indian's in America eat Kesar as if it is Alphonso Mango or Hapus Mango in the USA due to scarcity of Hapus.

Malawi Mangoes

Some nine years back, an Indian farmer took some sapling from Ratnagiri of Ratnagiri Alphonso Mango and carried it Malawi and planted a farm in Nearly 600 hectares in Malawi now gives fruits which are very similar to Alphonso Mangoes. Malawi Mangoes are very tasty, like Alphonso Mango, and they treated like European standards with hot water treatment.

Green Alphonso mangoes have the highest Vitamin C than a ripe one

Mango National Fruit

Mango is not only India's National fruit, but the even Philippines and Pakistan National fruit is Mango

Can I mature Mangoes at Home

You can keep mangoes in Paper bag. It helps the ripening process of the mangoes.

Mango is an ancient fruit from the Indian Sub Continent which has a reference of up to 5,000 years and more.

Mangoes in Ramayana

Multiple references in Ramayana proves that Shabri searched for ripe Mango in the forest for Lord Rama. Where it is written in Ramayana that she tasted mangoes, and there was a mark of her teeth on mangoes. Lord Rama had only those mangoes which were having the mark of teeth that means it was ripened mangoes and tasted by Shabri.

Mangoes during Budha

Legend says that Lord Buddha Mediated under the shade of the Mango tree.

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