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10 Interesting facts about Mango

download (10) Mangoes are juicy stone fruit (drupe) from numerous species of tropical trees belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, cultivated mostly for their edible fruit. … It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh. 1. Mango tree is a flowering tree. The flowers of this tree are small and have 5 petals. The flowers are mostly white. However, don’t be surprised if you see pink flowers. 2. The mango fruit is available in various shapes and sizes. Even the colors differ. The colors may be green, yellow, red or orange. 3. The color of a mango fruit is never an indicator of being ripe. Even a green mango can be ripe. 4. Mango leaves are considered to be toxic and hence, feeding cattle and other grazing animals with mango leaves is not a good idea. 5. A particular shade of yellow dye was made in India by feeding cattle a small amount of mango leaves. The cattle’s yellow urine was then harvested and used for making dye.

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