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The History of Mangoes

Mango, the scrumptious lovable delight, a majestic fruit, the one king among all, started its journey long back and travelled the world making the most amazing moments for many lives. It is thought to have originated over 5,000 years ago in the Hindo-Berma region, which extends from eastern India and southern China across Southeast Asia. The next stop in Mango's journey, led it to the Middle East, East Africa and South. After years of showering awe and glee in these countries and continents, the majestic mango went on its journey to discover America. In the Americas, mango was first introduced in Floria, the U.S. in 1833 and its plantation started extending to the rest of the region shortly after that. After exploring the country, the cultivation of mango began slowly moving westward to Europe, along with the spice trade. The Portuguese, who landed in Calcutta in 1498, were the first to establish a mango trade. Similarly, Spanish explorers brought mangoes to South America and Mexico in the 1600s.

Mango is a staple in the cuisines in all of the tropical and subtropical countries where it’s grown, taking from Asia to America. There are over 1,000 different mango varieties grown all around the globe. Mango is one fruit that is eaten by many and loved by all.



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