Sunday, June 17, 2012

The world’s largest producer of mangoes !

At the onset of summer, every year, the mango season starts in India. The tempting mangoes flood the market, especially in states like Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra.

India annually produces about 15 million tons of mangoes, roughly 50 percent of global production.

Though India is the largest producer of mangoes, it accounts for less than one percent of the international mango trade as India consumes most of its own mangoes.
Considered as the king of fruits, the mango (called aam in Hindi) is native to the Indian subcontinent, from where it spread all over the world.

Mangoes are widely used in Indian cuisine, of special mention is the famous Andhra mango pickle! And I will share this recipe too, soon.

Mango leaves hold a special significance: they are used to decorate doorways and facade in India, especially during weddings and auspicious celebrations!

To be continued.....