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A Mango-licious Challenge For All Mango Fruit Lovers

Let us see how well you know this juicy tropical stone fruit! Go Man! Take this Mango Challenge!
Amruta Deshpande Nov 07, 2020
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Mango, which is native to the Indian subcontinent gets its name from a Tamil word - mankay - where man indicates mango tree and kay indicates the fruit.
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Owing to its origin in South Asia, mango finds itself as a national fruit of many south Asian countries. It is the national tree of Bangladesh and the summer national fruit of Pakistan.
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A bowl of sliced mangoes will give you 67% of Vitamin C, 20% of Copper and 18% of Folate of your Reference Daily Intake.
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The high levels of pectin may help bring down the low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) which causes plaques in the vessels and blocks blood flow.
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There are over 500 varieties of mangoes known - most of them ripen in summer, however, there are some which give a double crop.
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Alphonso mango is also known as the king of mangoes owing to its vibrant color, pleasant taste and mesmerizing fragrance.
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The powerful antioxidant helps improve vision, boosts overall eye health and even prevents age-related macular degeneration or loss of vision.
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Almost half of the total production of mangoes across the globe comes from India, followed by China and Thailand in that order.
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A drupe also called as stone fruit, has an outer fleshy part that surrounds a single shell of endocarp with the seed inside. Olives, loquats, peaches and plums are some other examples of drupes.
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Foods that are less than 55 are considered to be low glycemic food, which is safe for diabetics to consume.
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Mango trees are known for their longevity as compared to other fruit bearing trees. Some mango trees are capable of bearing fruits even at the age of 300 years and more.
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Gautam Buddha, born as Prince Siddhartha Gautam, is the founder of the world religion of Buddhism, who lived in Ancient India.
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Mangoes contain magnesium, potassium and the antioxidant mangiferin, which all support healthy heart function.
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Florida has about 400 varieties of mangoes and is one of the top producers in the United States.
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Mango contains Collagen, which gives your skin its elasticity and prevents sagging and wrinkling. It also provides vitamin A, which promotes healthy hair.
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