Friday, November 2, 2007

Mango


Mangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years, is now cultivated in most frost-free tropical and warmer subtropical climates; almost half of the world's mangoes are cultivated in India alone, with the second-largest source being China.

Mangoes are generally sweet, although the taste and texture of the flesh varies across cultivars; some have a soft, pulpy texture while others are firmer, and some may have a fibrous texture.

The skin of unripe, pickled, or cooked mango can be consumed, but has the potential to cause contact dermatitis of the lips or tongue in susceptible people.