A Look Into Mangoes

Everyone is familiar with mango, the king of fruits, used by every single man in the world in summers. It is a juicy fruit cultivated mainly in South Asia. Mango is the national fruit of Pakistan and India and is the national tree of Bangladesh. It belongs to the genus Mangifera of the same family to which cashew belongs.

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mango fruit

The mango tree is a tall tree with a crown at the top. It grows in tropical climates. Mango tree acts as an ornamental tree in full flower and it looks beautiful. Mango is being cultivated mostly in South Asia and is exported to other parts of the world. It also contributes to our environment by releasing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide.

Nutrients present in mango:

Mango is free of fats, sodium, and cholesterol and contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. So mangoes have a high nutritional value.important vitamins present in mangoes are vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.


Chemistry of mangoes:

Mangoes are the rich source of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins and minerals are also chemical substances and have some beneficial effects for humans. The vitamins present in mangoes are;

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin PP

The mineral constituents of mangoes are as follows;

  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Sodium
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc

Uses of mango in daily life:

Mango rocks our dining table. We use mangoes in various ways in our diet. We drink mango shakes and juices, eat raw mangoes and mango cakes. We love mango ice creams and puddings.


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