About World Mango Day
Mango is one of the most consumed fruits worldwide. It is more than simply a fruit; in many nations around the world, it is an integral component of culture and history. Mangoes were first cultivated in India more than 5000 years ago.
Mango is a fruit that belongs to the cashew family and has the scientific name Mangifera Indica (Anacardiaceae).
The name "mango" is likely derived from the Malayam word "manna," which the Portuguese adopted when they arrived in Kerala in 1498 to trade in spices. The tree was not introduced into the Western Hemisphere until around 1700 due to the difficulty of transporting the seeds, and after being planted in Brazil, it reached the West Indies in approximately 1740.
Did you know mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world? And with so many nutritional benefits, we can see why!
- Did you know? A mango serving size is equivalent to 3/4 cup of sliced mangoes and is just 70 calories, so it’s a satisfyingly sweet treat.
- Did you know? Mangoes contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, helping to make them a superfood.
- Did you know? 3/4 cup of mango provides 50% of your daily vitamin C, 8% of your daily Vitamin A and 8% of your daily vitamin B6.