my favourite fruit with picture
A mango is the fruit of a tree that grows in warm parts of the world. The mango tree is a member of the sumac, or cashew, family. Its scientific name is Mangifera indica.
The mango tree first grew in India and parts of eastern Asia. Today people grow the tree in the Americas and Africa as well.
The mango tree may grow to 60 feet (18 meters) tall. The fruits develop from small, pinkish flowers. The smallest mangoes are the size of a plum. The largest mangoes weigh as much as 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms). Mangoes may be round, oval, kidney-shaped, or heart-shaped. Their smooth, thin skin may be green, red, yellow, purple, or a combination of these colors. Their juicy flesh is yellow-orange. They have one large pit, or seed, inside.
Mangoes are a major source of food in India, the West Indies, and other places. People eat mangoes fresh and in main dishes and desserts. People also use mangoes to make sauces called chutneys. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, C, and D.
My favourite fruit is the Mango. The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera. Mangoes are rich in vitamin A, C, and D. It is also called the king of fruits. The Mango is also the national fruit of India. There are over 100 varieties of mangoes in India They are in various range of colours, sizes, and shapes. It has been cultivated in India since the time immemorial. People eat mangoes ripe, or prepare them green as pickles or sauces. I like mangoes very much because the pulp of the fruit and its juice provide instant energy during summer months in India.
A Taste of ParadiseMY FAVORITE FRUITTHE MANGO!!!
I love fresh fruit! My Dad is from the Dominican Republic and I have had many opportunities in life to be spoiled with the fruit fresh from the trees in the Dominican. Likely where my love ofmangoesbegan! It is simply one of the most flavorful and beautiful fruits in theworld! A ripe diced or sliced mango is like heaven on a plate.
So where do mangoes originate from? And what are their main nutritional benefits? And how can you peel one efficiently?!
Mangoes originate from Southeast Asia, where they have been grown for over 4000 years! Over the years mango trees have spread to many parts of the tropical and sub tropical world.
A mango tree is an evergreen tree. It will grow up to 60 feet tall! Within 4-6 years of planting a mango tree it will start to bear fruit. They will continue to bear fruit for about 40 years!! The trees require hot and dry periods as well as defined seasons in order to produce good crop. In North America most of our mangoes come from Mexico, Haiti, theCaribbeanand South America. Mango season is typically from May to September.
Harvesting of mangoes takes place when they are mature green in order for them to travel long distances. Im sure like me youve come across many non ripe mangoes in the grocery store! But they do continue to ripen once you take them home. Phew :)! To decrease ripening time leave mangoes at room temperature and place inside a brown paper bag. They will continue to get sweeter and softer. Dont use the color of a mango to gauge ripeness. Rather push your finger into the skin and it should give slightly if it is ripe. Similar to how an avocado or peach would feel when ripe. Once ripe move to the refrigerator to slow further ripening. They keep well for up to about 3 days once ripe.A ripe mango will have a full fruity aroma emitting from the stem area. Good luck in your ripe mango hunting!
Besides their superb taste, creamy smooth and silky texture, mangoes actually offer a digestive enzyme similar to papain in papayas that can help with digestion of proteins and act as a soothing digestive aid. These digestive enzymes also make effective meat tenderizers and many chefs will use mangoes and papayas for this purpose. Mangoes are also a good source of Vitamin A and C as well they contain beta carotene. They contain decent amounts of B1, B2, B3, and B6 vitamins and a touch of zinc. Mangoes are nutrient dense foods with low calories at only 110 calories per average sized mango. They are also a good source of daily fiber measuring in at approximately 3.7grams per mango. Fiber is important to everyones overall health! Mangoes also have only 4 grams of sodium and approx .6grams of fat. What a perfect snack!
My all time favorite fruit is Mango. I love to eat it all the time. I know it is a seasonal fruit and you see it more in summers, but I go binge eating on it whenever it is available. Also for mango, you have to see if it is ripe or not. One has to touch it and feel it to see the quality of the mango. I sometimes like to have mango shake and I really like it a lot. Even my kids are hooked to mango and whenever we go to Indian restaurants, we order mango shake or mango ice cream to go with the other food. Here, in USA it is very hard to get good quality mangoes. However in India, you can find mangoes in different varieties and they are very sweet to eat. I must say that the main fun of having mangoes is in India. I have grown up in India so I know the quality of mangoes that should be there and what kind of mangoes to get. Back home in India, one of my uncles has a huge big garden full of mango trees and he usually sends a big box of mangoes to us when they are ripe. I must say that I like mangoes a lot and they are rightly known to be the "King Of Fruits" in India.