New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The main and the most delicious ingredient in our recipes, everyone’s first choice of fruit in summers, Mango is the kind of fruit loved by almost everyone. It is unofficially the bliss of summers and we have a special day dedicated to this deliciously juicy fruit. 

Whether it’s mango shake, mango mouse, mango ice cream, or just simply a mango pie, Mango tops the list of our favourite fruit and National Mango Day is celebrated on July 22 to appreciate this delicious fruit. The day is dedicated to eating Mangoes.

Know what is the History of the Mango Day

Mangoes were first cultivated in India 5000 years ago and then the fruit traveled to Southeast Asia between the 5th and 4th centuries BC. In the 10th Century AD, where cultivation began in East Africa, the paisley pattern developed in India is believed to be based on the shape of the mango. It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, while also being the national tree of Bangladesh. The mango is cultivated in most frost-free tropical climates, with almost half the world’s mango supply harvested in India, with the second-largest source being China.

Have you heard of these fun facts about Mango?
• Approximately 20 million tons of mangoes are grown annually in India.
• They are all related to cashews and pistachios.
• Mangoes are extremely nutrient-rich fruit and they provide 100 percent of your daily vitamin C
• A basket full of mangoes is a gesture of friendship in India.
• Mango trees can grow as tall as 100 feet above the ground!
• Most of the mangoes sold in the United States are imported from Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti.
• There are also dedicated festivals to Mango in other places including Canada, Jamaica, the Philippines, and the USA.

Posted By: Simran Babbar