The King Of Fruits : Mango

Food The King Of Fruits : Mango

Mango come up in the market with your bright yellow color and your tasty smell makes people crazy. No wonder you are the king of fruits. With the start of summer, the cravings for mangoes and thus every mango lover is on a hunt to grab as many as possible. Even though summer is hated for heat, yet every mango lover waits for this season to cater to his cravings. If you are a mango lover you can only understand the excitement of the mango season.

It is one of the most popular of all tropical fruits. They are from more than 4000 years ago. There are different kinds of mangoes it has more than 1000 variety available all over. It may vary in color, shape, flavor, and seed size. Although skin can be green, red, yellow, or orange its inner flesh is mostly golden yellow. Mango is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds which is good for health.

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The mango has been known to Indians for ages. Scientific fossil evidence indicates that the mango made its first appearance even earlier – 25 to 30 million years ago in Northeast India, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, from where it traveled down to southern India. The earliest name given to the mango was Amra-Phal. With the introduction of mango, people get addicted to it and they started inventing many recipes with the mangoes.

It is seen as a symbol of good luck and prosperity and in many parts of India, mango leaves are strung up over the front doors of homes as Toran. Every Indian associate the childhood memories with mango as every summer the heady smell of mangoes ripening on trees and the velvety taste of home-made aamras bring happiness to countless Indian homes. In India, Mango Festival is celebrated for two days during the early summers.

Aamras Recipe

My Memory With Mango

Oh! Dear Mango, I am sorry because I don’t like you. I am not your crazy fan but I am surrounded by all your crazy fans who love to talk about you.

As my taste buds do not like your sour rather than sickly sweet. Every year I forced to eat. This by my father, whose greatest disappointment in life is that his daughter dislikes mangoes. Every year he peels them like potatoes, cut them into cubes, and make me eat them in the hope that this year, maybe- my taste buds will display his genre rather than my warped ones.

Their lingering smell. It is everywhere. On my mother’s hands, when she caresses me. On the telephone receiver which she held when she talks on the phone. In the house, as they are ripening in the makeshift proud. The way they make me feel- like an outsider. Everyone loves them and I don’t.

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Why Mango Is Called King Of Fruits?

It is not the taste of mangoes for which it is called the king of fruits. Apart from being sweet, soft, and juicy, this nature’s goodness has innumerable health benefits which made the mangoes ‘king of the fruits’. As it has several nutrients but one primary reason why it is referred to as the king of fruits.

It is bundled with health benefits along with fiber and rich in vitamin C. The juicy delight also contains essential minerals such as copper, potassium, and magnesium. Mangoes are also rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin B6. Undoubtedly, they are thus crowned as the ultimate king of the fruits by all mango people. There are almost 1000 varieties of mangoes around the world.

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Top 5 Variety Of Mangoes

Alphonso
It is one of the very famous varieties of mango which is cultivated and originated in India. Favored for its sweetness, richness, and flavor. It is the king of mangoes. The saffron-colored Alphonso mangoes are the most expensive varieties of mango in India, grown mainly in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Devgarh, and Raigad districts of Maharashtra.

Dasheri
Dasheri is a delicious variety of mango grown in northern parts of India. It is one of the oldest mango varieties in the country. It is called ‘chusne wala aam’ as it best enjoyed by tearing off the tip and sucking out the sweet pulp and juice. It comes from Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Neelam
It is the mango variety which is available throughout the season. These are popular because of the beautiful shape, taste, and divine aroma. These mangoes are a favorite in Hyderabad, though they are produced all over the country. They are tiny in comparison to other varieties and have orange skin.

Langra
It is one of the superior quality of mango from Northern India. The cultivar retains a greenish tinge while ripening. It is normally harvested during the last half of July. It is originated in Varanasi. This variety of mango, so the story goes, is named after the lame farmer who harvested it for the first time.

Chausa
It is one of the sweetest mangoes in North India. It has a golden yellow color with a red blush. It floods the market when the mangoes season comes to an end. It is almost fiberless and has an aromatic, pleasant, sweet flavor. Commonly available varieties in Pakistan are greenish-yellow.

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Jagriti Shuklahttps://foodhistoria.com
I am Jagriti, the cook and the writer behind this small blog. I have grown up in the kitchen alongside my mum and conversations in my family are always about the next meal. The love for food and cooking is always a passion for me. But my passion allowed me to follow my cooking journey.

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