There is a reason why mangoes are called as the ‘king of fruits’. Summers in India are incomplete without devouring mangoes. In Indian culture, mango symbolises love, and a gift of a basket of mangoes is seen as a gesture of friendship. Mango is also the inspiration for the popular paisley pattern seen in Indian traditional fabrics, paintings, and architecture.
Did you know, the word “mango” is originated from the Malayalam word māṅṅa (or mangga) via Dravidian mankay and Portuguese manga during the spice trade period with South India in the 15th and 16th centuries. Have it raw, as a milkshake, in salads or in pickles, relish mangoes in these few months without feeling any guilt once you know the health benefits they contain.