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Beyond the Peel: 10 Intriguing Insights into the World of Mangoes

Beyond the Peel: 10 Intriguing Insights into the World of Mangoes

23 March, 2023

Mango stands out among fruits with its unparalleled significance in our lives. While it carries a universal appeal, there's an intimate and personal connection that sets it apart. In this blog, we delve into the captivating world of mango, uncovering intriguing facts that make it truly fascinating.

Did you Know?

  1. The term "mango" in English is believed to have originated from either the Tamil word "mankay" or the Malayalam word "mangga"

  2. Mangoes are native to South Asia and have been cultivated for over 4,000 years.

  3. Mangoes are a member of the cashew family.

  4. There are over 1,000 varieties of mangoes in the world, each with a unique flavor and texture.

  5. Mangoes are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

  6. Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world.

  7. Mangoes are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.

  8. The largest mango ever recorded weighed over 4 pounds and was grown in the Philippines.

  9. Mangoes are often used in beauty products due to their high content of antioxidants and vitamins.

  10. In Hindu mythology, the mango tree is considered a symbol of love and fertility.

  11. Mangoes have been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including diarrhea, fever, and respiratory issues.

  12. Archaeologists have made numerous findings about mango throughout history, with one of the most notable discoveries being a mango sculpture found on the Stupa of Bharhut dating back to approximately 110 BC.

  13. The travel accounts of Fahien and Sungyün, two Buddhist pilgrims, make reference to a mango grove gifted by Amradharika to Lord Buddha, which he could utilize as a resting place.

  14. Mangoes contain more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium and fiber.

  15. The mango tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and can live for more than 300 years.

Mango, the adored tropical fruit, is known by numerous names in diverse regions and cultures. This rich tapestry of names highlights the fruit's extensive popularity and cultural importance. Let's explore how Mango is referred to in various languages and regions.

  • Sanskrit: Ambrah, Madhuulii, Madhuula, Madhuulaka.

  • English: Mango.

  • Hindi: Aam.

  • Karnataka: Maavu, Maavina Hannu.

  • Telegu: Māmiḍi.

  • Tamil: Ambiram, Mambazham, Mambalam, Mangai.

  • Malayalam: Amram, Choothaphalam, Manpalam, Mavu.

  • Punjabi: Amb, Wawashi.

  • Gujarati: Ambo, Keri, Marvo (unripe).

  • Kashmiri: Amb.

  • Marathi: Amba.

  • Bengali: Aam.