Tropical Rainforest Plants – Mango

Family: Anacardiaceae

Gender: Mangifera

Species: indicates

Common names: Mango, an lo kuo, anbah, manga agaci, manga, mangot yarn, mangot, mango tree, mamuang, aangga, merpelam, pelem

General description: The mango is known worldwide as the apple (or peach) of the tropics. Both the tree and its fruit are labeled as mango. It is native to Burma and eastern India, and is one of the most consumed fruits in tropical countries around the world. The tree is cultivated for its yellow/red fruit whose skin is slightly thicker than that of a peach. The handle is egg-shaped, although two to three times the size of an egg.

Lease: The mango is a tropical tree that requires temperatures above freezing. The mango tree is now widely cultivated as a fruit tree in warm tropical and subtropical regions throughout the Indian subcontinent, the three Americas, the Caribbean, southern and central Africa, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

Applications: The fruit of a ripe mango is very sweet, with a distinct flavor. The various cultures in which mangoes are grown In India, ripe mangoes are often cut into thin layers, dried, and folded into a typical fruit stick that has a chewy consistency. In Mexico, mangoes are seasoned with chili powder and salt. In Indonesia, street vendors sell green mangoes seasoned with sugar, salt, and chili.

Mangos contain many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as enzymes that support digestion and intestinal health, all of which make this fruit an excellent source of nutrition. Every part of the mango is beneficial; It has been used in traditional folk and tribal medicine in one form or another for centuries.

The best way to eat a plump, ripe mango is straight from the tree. A good mango is a natural wonder. This fruit offers a bright orange flesh full of delicious tropical flavors, complete with a tart finish. Mango is the ‘queen of tropical fruits’ and is enjoyed all over the world.

Disclaimer: The statements contained in this document have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Any reference to medicinal use is not intended to treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease.

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