The mango, also known as The King of Fruit, is native to southern Asia and have been cultivated in the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years. Since then, they’ve been cultivated in East Asia, East Africa, Brazil, West Indies, Mexico, and later introduced to USA in 1880.
The leading mango cultivator is India but very little is exported as most are consumed within the country. The top mango exporters are Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Haiti, Guatemala and Venezuela. Mangoes account for approximately half of all tropical fruits produced worldwide with more than 33,000,000 tonnes in 2007.
Mangoes are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It’s also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin B6, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Have you tried a mango lately? There’s lots to go around! Mix mango in your Mix It froyo, put fresh mango on your Top It froyo or blend it in your Smoothie.