In 2020, world production of mangoes was 55 million tonnes, led by India with 45% of the total; other major mango-producing countries in total tonnage produced in 2020 were Indonesia, China, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and the Philippines.
Worldwide, there are several hundred cultivars of mango. Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines, while the mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh.
Almost half of the world’s mangoes are cultivated in India alone, with the second-largest source being Indonesia. Although India is the largest producer of mangoes, it accounts for less than 1% of the international mango trade; India consumes most of its own production.
Alphonso is one of the most expensive varieties of mango, and is grown mainly in the Konkan region of western India, a seasonal fruit, available mid-April through the end of June; it has a rich, creamy, tender texture and delicate, non-fibrous, juicy pulp; it is exported to various countries, including Japan, Korea and Europe.
Badami is an exquisite mango which is similar to Alphonso, Badami Mangoes are called Karnataka (is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines) Alphonso because of their taste and texture.
Badami is cheaper in price than the world famous Alphonso from Ratnagiri (is a port town in Maharashtra, western India), the Karnataka Alphonso is equally great to taste, the nutrient value is the same in Badami and Alphonso.
Mangoes are a great source of magnesium and potassium, both of which are connected to lower blood pressure and a regular pulse. (Ref. webmd.com)
Mangoes tend to produce heat in the body, soaking mango in water during summer for a while will help reduce this quality.
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