Mango Facts for Kids
June is Mango month! Celebrate mangoes with these sweet facts.
What am I?
You've probably heard of me, I'm the most popular fruit in the world! I was first grown in India over 5,000 years ago. Besides having a sweet, tropical flavor, in India I'm the symbol of love. Giving someone a basket with my fruit is considered a sign of friendship.
My seed is hidden inside. It can be hard to slice my fruit, but the sweet taste makes it worth it!
Where I grow
I grow on trees in hot and humid climates. Most of the fruit that you buy in the U.S. is grown in Mexico and South America. I'm grown around the world so you can enjoy my delicious fruit all year long!
My tree grows tall, 100 feet high! For farming, trees are kept shorter so it's easier to grab the fruit.
After I'm picked
Farmers pick me by hand so my skin doesn't break. You can tell when I'm ripe with your senses. If I'm a little soft to the touch and if there is a sweet smell, I'm ready to eat. If I'm not ready, set me in a paper bag at room temperature. My color doesn't tell you if I'm ripe.
I can be eaten raw, made into juice or smoothies, frozen, and cooked!
Did you guess... Mango
Do you like mangoes? Did you know there are many different colors of mangoes? Watch the video to learn more about mangoes!
Learn more at mango.org
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