7 fun facts about mangoes that you might not have known!

by BTM

Thu, 10 June 2021

lulu mango mania 2021  and 7 fun facts about mangoes

We explored the Mango Mania festival at Lulu Hypermarket this week and were stunned by the sheer variety of it. It got us thinking that there’s quite likely a lot more to mangoes than we think. So, we did some digging and found out these fun facts:

  • Mangoes are an ancient fruit which can be traced back over 4000 years.
  • There are over 500 different varieties of mangoes: each in different shapes, sizes and levels of sweetness.
  • Mangoes are the national fruit of three countries: India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
  • Mango trees can grow to be 100 ft tall!
  • Most mango trees take 4 to 6 years to bear fruit, but they can also continue to bear fruit for 300 years.
  • India is the largest producer of mangoes.
  • India’s popular Paisley Pattern is based on the shape of mangoes!

What’s a fun fact that you know about mangoes?