Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan & Philliphines. The normal tree grows upto 35- 40Mtrs tall. The fruit takes 3 – 6 months to ripen. Mangoes have been cultivated in south asia for thousand of years and reached east asia between the fifth & fourth centuries.
This is generally a sweet fruit, some mangoes have a soft pulpy texture, while others are firmer like an avocado or may have fibrous texture.
the mango skin can be consumed comfortably if pickled or cooked. The ripe fruit is commonly eaten fresh.
Mango is a fruit used widely in cuisines. Sour, unripe mangoes can be used in chutney, pickles or side dishes or may be have eaten raw with salt & chilli. The popular south asia drink ” Mango Lassi” is made by mixing ripe mango or mango pulp with butter milk & sugar.