Mango (Mangifera indica)

While maybe not in the United States, the mango may be the worlds most well-known, and most popular fruit. There are countless varieties, but most have green, red, or yellow skin, with yellow-orange, aromatic flesh having a unique sweetish flavor.

Beautiful, large tropical tree to 50-80ft. New growth is very pretty, dark red to purple. The mango is self-fruitful, and large stalks of of small flowers are produced, with only a few maturing into full fruit. Fruit quality varies depending on the variety, and poor varieties may have turpentine-like aftertastes to the flesh. Fruits generally take 4-5 months to ripen.

Mango trees are not strictly tropical and can be grown in areas where frost and short freezes occur. In such regions, trees often remain very short and shrubby, but will produce fruit. Temperatures below 40F can damage fruit and flowers. Trees will stand temperatures well above 100F.

Growing Environment:
Trees will grow in a wide variety of soils, and do well in shallow soils. Keep well watered and well drained. There are two main races of mango, the Southeast Asian varieties which have red and green colored fruit, and the Philippines varieties which have yellow colored fruit. The Asian varieties are not tolerant of humidity, while the Philippines varieties are.

Best varieties are propagated by grafting. Seedlings can be variable.

Often eaten fresh, but the mango is also used in preserves, desserts, and as a flavoring for many foods. The skin is not edible, and can be allergic to some people.

Native Range:
Native to Southern Asia and Eastern India.

Nutrients in Mangoes

This video shows, how to choose green mango but ripe inside and how to cube it in two different ways

giving some information before teaching how to peel and cut a mango… also give some information on how to get the seed to be planted

Mango is peeled first before cutting it

removing its pit by just twisting it … re=related

when eating mango just by yourself, you may cut and then eat, cut then eat

you can just rip off the skin if the mango is ripe enough

choosing mango in the grocery store … re=related

This is cute… We often buy mangoes by the street looking like this… … re=related

people are really smart, they are full of ideas on how to make things easier … re=related

here’s another one… withe the aid of a splitter

This is how we do it here in the Philippines… with the green one … re=related

This is the pinoy way of eating ripe mangoes… with an Irish model… :smiley:

Mango is the est fruit of summer and i like it and it can be used in many forms like in shakes, ice cream and also in juice. It has many benefits and also it has many uses and it is my favorite summer fruit.

Thanks for share such a good article and video…
The Mango is a Fleshy stone Fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the Flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The mango is Native to the Indian subcontinent from where it spread all over the world. It is one of the most cultivated fruits of the tropical world.

Mango is my favorite fruit. I make mango smoothies all the time.

If we have to choose the “king” fruit, which one will you come up with? In fact, mangoes have won this title. For thousands of years, mango has been called this way. The sweet and tasty flavor is a huge advantage, but it is health benefits of mangoes that bring a victory to this fruit in the run to the title. In India, many sacred rituals have even included the appearance of mangoes which symbolize life. There are more than 1,000 different types of mangoes in the globe, but we often know only green and yellow mangoes which will turn into red or orange after ripening.
Vitamin C is one of the brightest stars in mango nutrition with about 30 mg per 100 gram of serving. It is responsible for many health benefits of mangoes, such as fighting against inflammation. Vitamin A is also outstanding with about 700 IU per 100 gram of mangoes.
Besides, mangoes provide a variety of vitamins B, from B1, B6 to B9, B12 with different impacts on human body. Regarding its richness of minerals, people can take magnesium, copper, or potassium from mangoes with significant amount. Beta-carotene and quercetin which play an important role in the fight against free radicals are also present in mangoes. Last but not least, mangoes do not surrender other fruits in terms of fiber content.