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India's National Fruit


A fleshy fruit,  of the tree Mangifera indica, the mango is one of the most important and widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world. Its juicy fruit is a rich source of Vitamins A, C and D. The fruit is eaten when ripe, or used green for making pickles etc..

In India there are over100 varieties of mangoes, in different sizes, shapes and colors. Mangoes, have been cultivated in India from time immemorial. The poet Kalidasa sang its praises. Alexander savored its taste, as did the Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang. Akbar planted 100,000 mango trees in Darbhanga, known as Lakhi Bagh.