Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mango Magic....

Besides beating summer heat, many indulge in the Mango Madness, an Annual treat, mango is aptly named the king of fruits. All Roadside fruit sellers are busy making a fortune due to it’s high demand.

Mango - the very mention is mouth-watering. Botanically known as Mangifera Indica, the mango is rich source of A, B1, B2 and C vitamins. It is believed to have originated in India over 4,000 years ago. The fruit even finds mention in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

India is by far the largest producer, with an area of 16,000 km² with an annual production of 10.8 million tonnes, which accounted for 57.18% of the total world production. The state of
Maharashtra in western India has the most conducive climate conditions to produce the most renowned variety of this fruit, the Hapoos mango. In southern India, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states are major producers of mangoes and specialize in making a variety of mango pickles.


Kunterbunt Sun Apr 29, 09:48:00 PM GMT+5:30  

We can buy them here, too, but not in the street, only in good supermarkets and - maybe - on the weekly market.

Janet Mon Apr 30, 01:33:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Yum, my mouth is watering already. Mangoes aren't is great supply here, and I'm not sure that I have ever tried one.

Anonymous Mon Apr 30, 07:30:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Nice mango pictures.

Eagerly waiting for some of those Indian mangos in the United States this year. Word is, it could be as early as first week of May.

Unknown Mon Apr 30, 10:00:00 AM GMT+5:30