If you ask a child about his/her favourite fruit, 95% of the answers will be ‘MANGO’. So, what makes this fruit so famous and tasty? Its juicy and soft interior makes any ones bad day a good one.
Every year we observe National Mango Day on July 22 to enjoy the tasty gift that God had given us. People celebrate the day by making sweet treats including mango blondies, mango mousses, mango mules and many more. The most popular drinks in the summer season are none other than mango milkshake, mango iced tea and other cool juices which we can get a tasty drop of it. It is always a delightful experience to eat a mango under the cool shade of its tree on a hot summer day. We all take pleasure in eating and sharing all kind of fruits with our family but a ripe, juicy mango makes a whole day better for me.
Mangoes are not only tasty. They carry a lot of nutrients which are very healthy for us including fibre, calories, sugar, potassium, vitamin A, C and much more. The mango is the national fruit of many countries including India while it is also the national tree of Bangladesh. The peak season of Mango harvesting ranges from April to September while you can still find imported mangoes in your local fruit market all-year round. A juicy fleshy fruit, eaten ripe or raw for pickles is one of the most important and widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world. In India there are over 100 varieties of mangoes, in different sizes, shapes and colours.
A raw mango is 84% water which makes it the best fruit to eat in summer. In the rich cultural heritage of our country, mango holds a significant role as it was very much enjoyed as now and held as the king of fruits since the days of Emperor Akbar and his court.
Another fact about this luscious fruit is that, there is a particular type of mango known as Miyazaki mango known to be the most expensive variety of the mango family. It is priced at 2.70 lakh per kilogram in the international market. Miyazaki mangoes are also known as the eggs of the sun. It is grown in Japan and it is named after the city Miyazaki where they are harvested. It is lovely and red in colour and resembles dinosaur’s eggs.
Mangoes are one among the many juicy fruits where all its parts are consumed. It’s skin, seed, even the sap of mangoes are also used to make many Ayurvedic medicines. Let us enjoy each day with lots and lots of mangoes as well as the glee they bring into the hearts of our family and friends.