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National Mango Day 2022: Date, History, and Unknown Facts about the King of Fruits

National Mango Day 2021: It is observed on 22 July. Know about the history and some lesser-known facts about the juicy and delicious fruit mango.

Shruti Kandwal
Mango is a juicy fruit that can be consumed when ripe and is also used as green in pickles. It is India's national fruit.
Mango is a juicy fruit that can be consumed when ripe and is also used as green in pickles. It is India's national fruit.

Mango is one of the most consumed fruits worldwide. It is more than simply a fruit; in many nations around the world, it is an integral component of culture and history. Mangoes were first cultivated in India more than 5000 years ago.

In the summer, most people choose mango fruit. Mangoes are the most popular fruit and are used in a variety of cuisines, including mango shakes, smoothies, cakes, ice cream, and more. Mango Day or National Mango Day is celebrated on July 22.

According to The Hindu, Kerala's Kannapuram in the Kannur district has been designated an "Indigenous Mango Heritage Area." More than 200 different mango varieties grow in the panchayat. Several native mango varieties can be found in Kannapuram.

About Mango

Mango is a fruit that belongs to the cashew family and has the scientific name Mangifera Indica (Anacardiaceae). One of the most significant and widely grown fruits in the tropical. Mango trees are said to be native to eastern Asia, Myanmar (Burma), and the Indian state of Assam. Mangoes, as we all know, are a great source of vitamins A, C, and D.

Mango is a juicy fruit that can be consumed when ripe and is also used as green in pickles. It is India's national fruit. Mangoes come in more than a hundred different varieties in India, all with unique colors, forms, and sizes. Mango cultivation has been in India for ages. The poet Kalidasa sang its praises. Even Alexander and the Chinese traveler Hieun Tsang enjoyed its flavor. At a location called Lakhi Bagh in Darbhanga, Bihar, the Mughal emperor Akbar planted about 100,000 mango trees.

History of National Mango Day

Although the history and origin of the day are uncertain, mango itself has a lengthy history. In India, mango cultivation dates back more than 5000 years. It is intricately linked to Indian folklore and religious rituals. A mango grove was given to Buddha personally. The name "mango," which the fruit is known by in English- and Spanish-speaking nations, is likely derived from the Malayam word "manna," which the Portuguese adopted when they arrived in Kerala in 1498 to trade in spices. The tree was not introduced into the Western Hemisphere until around 1700 due to the difficulty of transporting the seeds, and after being planted in Brazil, it reached the West Indies in approximately 1740. The juicy fruit Mango is cultivated in most frost-free tropical climates.

Some Interesting Facts about Mango

  • Mangoes first appeared in India over 5,000 years ago.

  • Around 300 or 400 A.D., the seeds spread from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa, and South America thanks to traveling humans.

  • Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios.

  • Their trees can grow up to 100 feet with a canopy of over 35 feet.

  • Trees can still bear fruit after 300 years.

  • Their flowers are pollinated by insects.

  • India is the largest producer of fruit, followed by China and Thailand.

How to Celebrate National Mango Day

You can purchase a number of mangoes on this day and try various recipes. There are several varieties of mango, which you can eat with your family members. Each variety has a distinct flavor and texture. Mangoes can be consumed fresh or used to make a variety of dishes, including pickles, ice cream, desserts, drinks, and smoothies. You may read about mangoes on this day as well. On National Mango Day, you can also upload photos and share them on social media.

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