37 Varieties of Mangoes

37 varieties of Mangoes (Photographs)

I present you the photographs of 37 varieties of Mangoes which were displayed in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens during the annual Mango and Jackfruit Fair 2015. The fair was conducted in the month of May-June 2015.

Abidpuri

Abidpuri Mango
Abidpuri

I have also documented some facts about mangoes and its nutritional value as well. While you go through the photographs, you may also wish to read these facts which are sourced from Wikipedia and other nutritional books.

Aishwarya

Aishwarya Mango
Aishwarya

The nations admire mangoes! That is why mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines. The mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh. No doubt the Mango is the king of all fruits.

Alphonso

Alphonso Badami
Alphonso Badami

Ameer

Ameer Mango
Ameer

Amlet

Amlet Mango
Amlet

Mango is a English word but did you know where it originated from? It was from Malayalam word “Manna” via Portuguese (Manga) during the spice trade between Kerala and Portuguese in 1498.

Amrapali

Amrapali Mango
Amrapali

Arka Aruna H-10

Arka Aruna H-10
Arka Aruna H-10

Even the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1556-1605 AD) was fond of mango. He is believed to have planted a mango orchard having 1 lakh trees in eastern India.

Banganapalli

Banganapalli
Banganapalli

In some cultures, the mango leaves are used as floral decorations during the weddings and festivals.

Chinnarasam

Chinnarasam
Chinnarasam

The Jain goddess Ambika is represented as sitting under a Mango Tree and the Hindu god Lord Ganesha is shown as holding mango as a symbol of attainment. The mango blossoms are used in the worship of goddess Saraswati.

Dade Bhai Pasand

Dade Bhai Pasand
Dade Bhai Pasand

Dashehari

Dhashehari
Dhashehari

Mango motifs and paisleys are widely used in different Indian embroidery styles and are found in Kashmiri shawls, Kanchipuram Silk Sarees etc.

Dr. Marigowda

Dr. Marigowda Mango
Dr. Marigowda

Farha

Farha
Farha

In Tamil Nadu, the mango is referred to as one of the three royal fruits, along with banana and jackfruit for their sweetness and flavor.

Himam Pasand

Himam Pasand Mango
Himam Pasand

Hussan

Hussan Mango
Hussan

In West Indies, the expression “to go mango walk” means to steal another person’s mango fruits. This is celebrated in the famous song, “The Mango Walk”.

Hydar

Hydar Mango
Hydar

Health Benefits of Mango

Mango prevents cancer – according to some research, the anti-oxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancer.

Kalappad

Kalappad Mango
Kalappad

Kesar

Kesar Mango
Kesar

Khudadatt

Khudadatt Mango
Khudadatt

Khuddus

Khuddus Mango
Khuddus

In a research conducted in 2002 by Dr. Sue Percival, the white blood cells from mice were exposed to cancer-causing substances and then to mango extract. The lab tests showed the mango’s ability to stop normal cells from turning into cancer cells.

Makka

Makka Mango
Makka

Malgoa

Malgoa Mango
Malgoa

Mallika

Mallika Mango
Mallika

Mango lowers cholesterol – The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically low density lipoprotein and the bad stuff.

Mayeera

Mayeera Mango
Mayeera

Morish Badam

Morish Badam Mango
Morish Badam

Mysoiru

Mysoiru Mango
Mysoiru

Good for skin – Mango is good for skin; it can be used both internally and externally for the skin.

Nahaunamiya

Nahaunamiya Mango
Nahaunamiya

Peddarasam

Peddarasam Mango
Peddarasam

Phika Aam

Phika Aam Mango
Phika Aam

Rajapuri

Rajapuri Mango
Rajapuri

Mango is good for eyes – one cup of sliced mangoes supplies twenty-five percent of the needed daily value of Vitamin A, which promotes good eye sight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

Raspuri

Raspuri Mango
Raspuri

Rumani

Rumani Mango
Rumani

Good for digestion – Mangoes contain number of enzymes, including one similar to the papain in papayas that improve digestion.

Sakkaragutti

Sakkaragutti Mango
Sakkaragutti

Sendhura

Sendhura Mango
Sendhura

Sindhu

Sindhu Mango
Sindhu

Blood purifiers – because of their high iron content, mangoes are used as blood purifiers and are suggested for the treatment of anemia and as a beneficial food for women, especially during pregnancy and menstruation.

Tajmahal

Tajmahal Mango
Tajmahal

Totapuri

Totapuri Mango
Totapuri

Those who suffer from cramps, stress and heart problems can benefit from mango’s high potassium and magnesium content.

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