A worker unloads mangoes from a truck at a fruit market in Jammu, India. The mango is an intrinsic part of India’s culture, found in religion, art, poetry and literature. Photo: Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Why mangoes are the ‘king of fruits’ in India and form an intrinsic part of country’s culture

  • Found in India’s religion, art, poetry and literature, mangoes were introduced by the Portuguese – who came to India in the 15th century – to others
  • India is the largest producer of the fruit, growing more than 40 per cent of the world’s mangoes, with at least 1,000 varieties
Topic |   Food and agriculture
A worker unloads mangoes from a truck at a fruit market in Jammu, India. The mango is an intrinsic part of India’s culture, found in religion, art, poetry and literature. Photo: Hindustan Times via Getty Images
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