Mango Madness

by Bobbi Hill


The mango is in the drupe along with other fruits such as the peach. The mango comes in over 50 varieties, ranging in color from greenish, yellowish, to reddish, often tinged with purple, pink, orange-yellow, or red. Most of the time you get a mango it will two out of the 7 colors at once. The mango is a pear like shape, and has somewhat of a thick skin giving it a sweet and creamy like taste .


Mangoes are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Vitamin A.

People motly cook mango with some kind of meat or as a type of side dish, like a sauce.


Mangos are the most popular fruit in the World Mangos were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D. The paisley pattern, developed in India, is based on the shape of a mango The mango is a symbol of love in India, and a basket of mangos is considered a gesture of friendship Legend says that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree Mangos are related to cashews and pistachios A mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet The bark, leaves, skin and pit of the mango have been used in folk remedies for centuries