In India, mangoes are mainly grown in tropical and subtropical regions from sea level to an altitude of 1,500m. Mangoes grow best in temperatures around 27˚C.In India, several varieties of mangoes are available in the summer season. In the western parts of India, Alphonso mangoes are very popular while in the eastern parts of India, Himsagar mangoes are loved by most people. The other varieties of mango include Dasher, Badami, Langra, Baganapalli, etc. Mangoes are grown in various parts of India and each part has its most popular variety of mango. Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of mangoes and the varieties of mangoes cultivated here are Gulab Khas, Amrapali, Dasher, Langra, etc. In Maharashtra, they grow Alphonso mangoes and it is very popular for its flavour. The other states that produce mangoes are Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, etc.

Mango is termed as the ‘King of all Fruits’ and we all love having mangoes. The Mango tree grows in the hot and humid climate of the world. This tree is very tall in size and leaves are in colours of yellow-green, copper colour, or purple. When advanced, the leafage attains a structure that is leather-like, shady or dark green in colour, and silky. The ripe mangoes mostly taste sweet and are soft and pulpy. I like the taste of ripe mangoes as it is very juicy and refreshing. The unripe mangoes have green-coloured skin and are sour. People make a variety of pickles with unripe mangoes. Mangoes are very good for our health as they are rich in vitamins and minerals. Mangoes are rich sources of vitamin A and vitamin C, which are good for our eyes and health. Mangoes are also rich in vitamin E, zinc, iron, and calcium. Vitamin E is also good for our skin and calcium makes our bones stronger. Also, mangoes contain high fibre which is also good for our health.

Mango is the National fruit of India and it is one of the most favourite fruits. Mango is a tropical fruit, that is, it grows well in the warm climate of the tropics. Mostly mangoes are oval and the colour of mango skin varies from green, yellow to red and green. Each year, enormous quantity of mangoes is yielded in India. During the summer season people eat it almost daily as a dessert. Children love to eat mangoes in the summer season and they believe their vacation is incomplete without mangoes. It is the most awaited fruit in India as it is loved by all age groups.

- Author : Miss. Rajalona R & Mr. Varadharajan R