Mango is one of the ancients’ fruit found in India. It is said that around 5000 years ago, the Cultivation of Mango started in Eastern Asia. It is a juicy stone that belongs to the flowering plant of Mangifera. Mango is delicious and considered as “King of Fruits”, Most of its species are edible and enriched with vitamins and various nutrients.
Now let’s discuss about some Unknown Facts about Mango:-
1.Around 300 or 400 A.D., Mango seeds travelled from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and finally to South America. One of the diverse fruit species in the world as per research
2. India is termed as the “Mango Capital of the World” as it tops the list of Mango producing countries followed by China, Thailand, Indonesia, and so on. Although India is the largest Mango producer country, in terms of international trade, it accounts less than 1%; India consumes most of its own Mango production.
3. A cup of Mango pulp provides 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C and other nutrients. Besides Vitamin C, Mangoes are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and other antioxidants, which aid in keeping your immune system strong enough fights cancerous cells, bacteria and with several viruses, cholesterol control, and helps in vision care.
4. Mango leaves are filled with remedial and medication attributes itself. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants, which help in treating or preventing diabetes, blood pressure, restlessness, gall and kidney stones, respiratory problems, and dysentery.
5. In 2010, Bangladesh declared the Mango tree as its National Tree. Earlier, Bangladesh had no National Tree.
6. Burning of Mango leaves in woods is not advisable as they are toxic in nature and can infect Human eyes and lungs severely. Moreover, mango leaves are considered toxic for cattle feed as well. Earlier it was a practice to feed mango leaves to cattle so that their urine becomes dark yellow and that can be used in preparing dye. But later, it was banned seeing the repercussions in animals that are used in farming and all other cultivation processes.
7. It is its popularity only that three nations- India, Pakistan, and the Philippines have adopted Mango as their National Fruit.
8. According to Indian history, Mughal emperor Akbar (1556–1605 AD) was so fond of mangoes that he planted 100,000 mango trees at his Lakhia Bagh orchard located at Darbhanga in Bihar.
9. There are over 500 mango fruit Varieties Grown all over the World. They are mostly ripening in the Summer. Their sizes, shape, colour, taste varies from each other. It may be orange, yellow, green or red.
10. In India, Gifting someone a basket of Mangoes is considered as the Relation of Good Friendship.