29 June 2006

National Fruit

A fleshy fruit, eaten ripe or used green for pickles etc., of the tree Magnifera indica, the mango is one of the most important and widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world. Its juicy fruit is a rich source of Vitamins A, C and D. In India there are over 100 varieties of mangoes, in different sizes, shapes and colours. Mangoes have been cultivated in India from time immemorial. Poet Kalidasa sung its praises and Akber planted 100,000 mango trees in Darbhanga, known as LAKHI BAGH.


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