Every year July 23 is dedicated to National Mango Day. The best way to observe National Mango Day is by eating mangoes, a lot of them. The mangoes are juicy, sweet fruits with a seed at the center and one of the many species of tropical trees. Mangoes are grown widely in frost-free tropical climates, which makes India more suitable for cultivation. Mangoes have their native to South Asia, from where the mangoes are distributed worldwide. Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines. In India, mangoes are commonly harvested during the months March-May. The popular paisley motif is said to be inspired by the mango shape. Nearly half of the world’s population enjoys mangoes harvested in India. There are around 100 varieties of mangoes grown in India. Ripe and unripe mangoes are consumed directly as well as cooked as dishes. Skin, seed, the sap of mangoes are also used to make Ayurvedic medicines. Hence celebrate National Mango Day with any mango-based dish.
“There’s no guilt in eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.” – Jane Velez-Mitchell
History of National Mango Day
The origin and the history of National Mango Day are unknown. However, Mango itself has a rich history behind it. The mangoes have been cultivated for over 5000 years. Mangoes were first developed in South Asia, India, before they traveled to South East Asia. East Africa started to cultivate mangoes in the 10th century AD. The scientific word Mangifera was derived from the Sanskrit word manjiri, meaning flowers growing in small clusters. Mangoes have taken place in Indian history and in the poetry of great Indian legends.
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How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by having those delicious mangoes. Hundreds of mango varieties come in different shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and tastes. So buy an unusual variety of mango and enjoy it to your fullest. Mangoes can be eaten raw or used to make cakes, juices, smoothies, pickles, ice creams, and much more. So why not try making one of the recipes using mangoes. Visit your local supermarket and buy a few ripe mangoes to taste them raw. One can also spend some time reading about mangoes and all things about them. Post pictures and share your National Mango Day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #NationalMangoDay.
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