Mango is one of the delicious tropical seasonal fruit and believed to be originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of Indian subcontinent.
Botanically, this exotic fruit belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae, a family that also includes numerous species of tropical fruiting trees.
The over 1,000 known mango cultivars are derived from two strains of mango seed - monoembryonic (single embryo) and polyembryonic (multiple embryo).
Monoembryonic hails from the Indian (original) strain of mango, polyembryonic from the Indochinese.
A one-cup serving of mangos is just 100 calories.
Mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber.
Mangiferin - rich in splenocytes, found in the stem bark of the mango tree has purported potent immunomodulatory characteristics - believed to inhibit tumor growth in early and late stages
Mangoes are some of the best sources of beta carotene; they contain 20 percent more than cantaloupe and 50 percent more than apricots.
Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
India ranks first in Mango Production accounting for about 13.6 Million tonnes
A partial list of the many medicinal properties and purported uses attributed to the mango tree are as follows: anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-septic, anti-tussive (cough), anti-asthmatic, expectorant, cardiotonic, contraceptive, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, laxative, stomachic (beneficial to digestion)....
Mango , Mangifera indica is an one of the most celebrated of tropical fruits, is a member of the family Anacardiaceae.
This Database holds information such as Morphological traits and Fruit quality traits.
This information will be useful to get an basic knowledge about various mango varieties and also about the TSS, Reducing and Non Reducing Sugar, Carotenoids.
This Database provides search options to search based on Morhological Characters and Fruit Quality Characters. We can also search by the location of Mango Variety
In India, about 30 cultivars are being grown commercially. Majority of them have narrow adaptability and show ecogeographical preferences for growth and yield.
The important varieties grown in TamilNadu are as follows.