Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Mango Season is almost over so we’re making the most of it while it lasts!

Here are 13 Fun Facts about Mangoes, to celebrate our favourite fruit!

  1. Mangoes were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago.
  2. They provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fibre.
  3. Giving someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.
  4. More fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit.
  5. In India, mangoes are considered a symbol of love and some believe they can even grant wishes.
  6. In many cultures, mango leaves are used as floral decorations at weddings, due to the superstition that they help the couple to have children.
  7. Legend says that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree.
  8. The oldest living mango tree is 300 years old and is found in East Khandesh. Surprisingly, it still produces fruit!
  9. The paisley pattern, developed in India, is based on the shape of a mango.
  10. Mangoes are related to cashew nuts and pistachios.
  11. The mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines. It is also the national tree of Bangladesh.
  12. The flowers of a mango tree are small and white with five petals, and the fruit takes between three and six months to ripen.
  13. You can’t tell whether a mango is ripe just by its colour, even a green mango can be ripe. We recommend the ‘squeeze-test’!

We hope you enjoyed our fun facts about mangoes! Don’t forget to make the most of mango season, while you still can!

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