Ten fun facts about Mangos


Fact 1
In India, the mango tree is sacred, as it is said to be a symbol of love and has the ability to grant wishes.

Fact 2
While mangoes are not only consumed, the skin and seeds are used for medicinal purposes and the leaves used for decorations.

Fact 3
Their health benefits range from lower cholesterol to promoting eye health, since they contain Vitamin A.


Fact 4
In the Ellora Caves, there is an image of the Jain Goddess Ambika. She is sitting under a mango tree.

Fact 5
The mango belongs to the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae, which relatives include pistachios, poison ivy and poison oak.

Fact 6
Mangoes are considered one of the three royal fruits in Tamil Nadu, along with the banana and the jackfruit.

Fact 7
Not only is the mango the national fruit of India but the Philippines as well. It is also the national tree of Bangladesh.

Fact 8
Throughout the world, the mango is often referred to as the 'king of fruits'.

Fact 9
In 2011, India was the top producer of mangoes with at least 15 million tons.

Fact 10
Florida holds a Mango Festival, where over 1,200 mango trees can be purchased and they have mango tastings.


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