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Interesting facts about Delicious Indian Mangoes : All time Favourite Mango Recipes!

Updated on May 21, 2017
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Mangoes in the Mango Orchards!
Mangoes in the Mango Orchards! | Source
Mango Mania The king of fruits!
Mango Mania The king of fruits! | Source

Mango: The King Of Fruits!

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  • When you pass through the roads in rural areas, by train or by road, during April-May, you will be delighted to see the lined up Mango trees in the Mango Orchards with loads of Mangoes on it.
  • And the coo--coo, the sweet singing of the Cuckoo or the Asian Koel is the sign that---- Yes! the Mangoes are arriving.
  • Summer season is synonymous with Mangoes in India. And the best part of Summers is perhaps this, that you get to enjoy this delicious, mouth watering fruit.
  • Young or old, everyone loves its heavenly taste and discovers new ways of eating it.
  • Mangoes are grown almost in all parts of Southeast Asia, but as regards India, it enjoys the privilege of being the national fruit.
  • There are so many varieties grown in different parts of India, each one giving a competition to the other.
  • Some of the popular varieties are, Langda, Dussehri, Maldah, Alphanso, Safeda, Phajli, Kesar and many-many more.

Did You Know?

The International Mango festival is held annually in New Delhi during Summer season.

This is organised with Government initiative in collaboration with Agricultural experts and Food processing experts.

The main idea is to showcase the many varieties grown throughout India and promote the delicious fruit.

Interactive games and quiz programs are also held to educate persons visiting the festival and the many ways in which this delicious fruit can be consumed.

Ripe Mangoes
Ripe Mangoes | Source
Mango leaves on Mangal Kalash for prayer purposes
Mango leaves on Mangal Kalash for prayer purposes | Source
Mango leaves decorated on the entrance doors to bring good luck and prosperity to the residents of the home
Mango leaves decorated on the entrance doors to bring good luck and prosperity to the residents of the home | Source

The nutritious Mango, The versatile Mango!

# Mango contains valuable nutrients, such as Carbohydrates, Proteins. It is rich in Vitamin A and C and other Vitamins, Iron and other essential minerals, fiber etc.

# Mango can be eaten both ripe and unripe and there is no end to the recipes you can create with both.

# Unripe Mangoes are used to make pickles, chutney, sauce, Panna, sweet or sour, dry mango powder or Ammchoor, for cooking purposes etc.

# Ripe mangoes can be eaten as it is as a dessert. It can be used to create wonderful dessert recipes, Jams, Jellies, Squash or Mango drinks.

# Mangoes can be canned and preserved as well.

# Mango tree has religious significance as well. Its apex leaves called Aam ka pallav, is used for worship purposes.

# The threaded and mature leaves of mango is used to decorate entrances and homes, on festivals, weddings and other celebrations.

# The whole ripe mango fruit is offered to the Gods and Goddesses and is considered very auspicious.

# Mangoes, or the arrival of Mangoes, its Manjaris, have been the source of inspiration for many poets and many have expressed themselves beautifully in poems with reference to the mangoes.

# Not only that it has been a source of inspiration for weavers in their Silk and Cotton Saree designs and also for artisans creating beautiful wood or metal work, carvings on the wall etc.

Mango slices
Mango slices | Source
Mango Fruit Cream Dessert recipe
Mango Fruit Cream Dessert recipe | Source
Mango Lassi
Mango Lassi | Source

Lets create some magic with Easy Mango Recipes This Summer Season :

♠ Mango Fruit Cream Dessert Recipe:


Ingredients:

1. One or two ripe mangoes;

2. One liter of toned milk;

3. one teaspoonful sugar( optional);

4. Two tablespoonful of full cream.

Method:

1. Wash, clean and peel the mangoes, cut into bite sized pieces and keep aside.

2. Boil the milk and reduce it to almost half.

3. Mix sugar but since the mangoes are quite sweet you can skip this.

4. Allow the reduced milk to cool completely.

5. Mix the pieces of mangoes and cream and let it chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.

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♣ Mango Lassi:


Ingredients:

1. 50 grams. of low fat curd or yogurt, preferably made with skimmed milk.

2. Roughly cut pieces of one ripe mango, which is washed and cleaned properly.

3. One teaspoonful of sugar;

4. Some ice cubes;

5. Blend all the ingredients in the Mixer of your food processor or by hand mixer.

6. Serve chilled in tall glasses with ice cubes.

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To Sum Up:

  • Mango is a wholesome fruit and young and old everyone is delighted to have a bite of it.
  • You can make ice cream, smoothies, milk shakes, fruit bars etc. with it.
  • Those who do not want to eat raw can cook it in sugar syrup or in form of jams, jellies or sweets. But do not miss to enjoy this exotic seasonal fruit.
  • Some people however are not able to tolerate this fruit. It is advisable to soak the mangoes in normal water for about one hour, so that it looses its heat. Then it will be easier to digest even for them.

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Mango Orchards, source: You tube

How to grow mango from seed, source: You tube

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't even know if we can get mangoes here, but I will look for them. Thanks for the ideas.

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      Kalpana Iyer 3 years ago from India

      I love mango lassi! Can't wait to try them out myself at home. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Love em eat em at least weekly. Asian, Mexican and even local.

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      Ravi and Swastha 3 years ago from London, Canada

      Vow. Looks so lovely. I am from Tamilnadu & near my native is one of the city (Salem). During summer, city exports more mangoes & also its very cheap to get mangoes in Salem. My lovely fruit during Summer. Milkshake looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. Vote up, interesting & informative !

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks billybuc, for reading the hub!

      I am sure you can get mangoes at some supermarket.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Kalpana, for visiting and commenting!

      Mango lassi is my favorite too. Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Ericdierker, for your visit and lovely comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks choosetolive, for your visit and positive comments!

      I have been to Tamilnadu and tasted the mangoes from that part of India as well. Its really delicious and blends very nicely in milkshakes.

      Glad you found it interesting and informative!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      HI chitrangada, I loved the recipe! I will have to go and buy some mangoes, I don't think I have ever eaten them before! I know they sell them in my local supermarket, I also loved the video, its fascinating! have a great day, nell

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nell, for your lovely comments!

      Glad you liked this hub and do try the mangoes. You will love them. Many thanks for sharing this hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      I love mangoes and mango lassi. Great hub about mangoes and everyone loves mangoes!!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      The years I spent living on the Island of Kauai, we were able to pick our own mangoes each day. They don't taste nearly as good when purchasing them in the markets. I really miss that. Your marvelous hub has brought back happy memories for me. Thank you. Votes up and sharing. - Audrey

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Vellur, for visiting this hub and your appreciative comments!

      I am glad you liked the hub!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks vocalcoach, for your wonderful comments!

      I am glad that this hub brought back your sweet memories.

      Mangoes taste best when they are fully ripe and that may be the reason, you liked the taste from the market, where they are sold after carefully picking and packaging.

      Thanks for the votes and share!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mangoes are such a great favorite of mine unfortunately we don't get much in Croatia. I like your suggestions.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Devika!

      Thanks for your positive comments! May be you will find some mangoes at Indian stores or super markets.

      Thanks!

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      Bikram 3 years ago

      WOWOWWOWO.. yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and my favourite fruit..

      sadly i wish they were affordable in uk, so expensive they are ..

      but back home we had bucket fulls of them :)

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love mangoes and thanks for the ingredients. Take care!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Bikram, for such an enthusiastic response!

      Mango is certainly everyone' favorite. Hope you get them cheaper in UK, at some Indian store.

      Thanks so much for your comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks prestio30, for your kind visit and comments!

      Have a good day!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, you have a lot of varieties of mango in India. Here in Peru the mango season is winding down but we love them. I enjoy mango lassi and would like to try your mango cream recipe. Thank you!

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      Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      How wonderful to learn more about the delicious fruit we call mango! Great information here :) Voting up and sharing too.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      I had a mango for the first time in Mexico and I have loved this fruit ever since then. Thanks for the great mango recipes and I will have to try them. I am also glad to know the health benefits of this fruit.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks vespawoolf, for your kind visit and sweet comments!

      I am pleased to know that you would like to try these recipes. Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks ChristyWrites, for stopping by!

      I am glad that you liked this hub about mangoes. Thanks for voting up and sharing too!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks suzettenaples, for your visit and appreciation of this hub about mangoes!

      Glad to know that you like this delicious fruit. Yes, it has many health benefits and is versatile too. Thanks again!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love mangoes. They are one of my favorite fruits. Thanks for sharing the information about them in this interesting hub. I love the sound of the recipes, too. They both look delicious!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks AliciaC, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad to know that you liked this hub about mangoes and the recipes.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I just had a friend give me a mango from her backyard. These ideas will certainly help me to enjoy it better. It is the season here for these wonderful fruits. Good post and so interesting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you teaches12345, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Mangoes are delicious and versatile and you can make a variety of delicacies with them. Glad you liked this hub. Thanks for the follow as well!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      I love mangoes, fresh or preserved. I have seen a few dropping from the mango trees in the park near my home recently. Hopefully, these are sweet!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks midget38, for your kind visit and comments!

      Mangoes usually drop by themselves from the tree, when they are ripe. But most of the mangoes are plucked from the trees, when they are fully grown, but raw. Then they are packed in boxes filled with straw and get ripe by themselves. All this happens when they get the appropriate natural summer temperatures.

      Thanks for your continued support!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I finally ate mango fruit a couple of weeks ago. It was delightful.

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      Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

      A wonderful hub, ChitrangadaSharan. It is filled with useful information that is helpful for our health, and a yummy recipe or two at the end. I was just telling a friend of mine that one of my favorite California memories was doing laundry at the hot Laundromat one afternoon, and a young man came around selling fresh, (cold), mango on a stick. It is one of my favorite fruits. :) Up/U/A/I

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you aviannovice, for your visit and positive comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Denise Handlon, for your visit and appreciation!

      Glad to know that you liked this hub and you like mangoes as well. One thing that I wait for summer season is the arrival of this seasonal fruit, varieties of them.

      Thanks for your votes and share!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You have me wanting mangoes! They don't grow here but are readily available in the grocery store. The serving ideas sound wonderful. Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I ate my first mango a year ago...I've been a fan ever since. I just haven't perfected peeling away the skin yet. Practice makes perfect :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you rebeccamealey, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

      I am glad you liked this hub. Mangoes are indeed very tempting fruit and full of nutrition too.

      Thanks and have a great day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Sunshine625, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad to know that you like this delicious fruit. The more you have this fruit, you will become perfect in peeling it as well.

      Thanks for your support!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      They sell two different types of mangoes in our Houston grocery stores. My hubby and I both enjoy eating delicious ripe mangoes. Your smoothie recipe sounds delicious. I did not realize that it was the national fruit of India. Up, useful and interesting votes.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you, Peggy W, for your positive comments!

      Glad to know that you like this seasonal fruit. In India many varieties of this seasonal fruit is grown. Many recipes can be prepared with mangoes.

      Thanks for your votes!

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      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      There are a lot of mango trees in my yard. I have to give most of them away. India and Jamaica has a lot in common.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you rasta1, for your kind visit and comments!

      Good to know that Jamaica has a lot in common with India.

      Thanks!

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Chitrangada,

      Thanks for publishing this very informative article. I live an hour and one-half by car from the Mexican border. I don't know where in Mexico they're grown, but I frequently buy mangoes from Mexico in my neighborhood farmers' market. I also but mango sorbet and mango chutney in a number of supermarkets.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Daisy, for reading this hub and appreciating!

      I am glad to know that Mango is available, where you live. Most of my relatives abroad buy Mangoes and its recipes from the supermarkets.

      Thanks for your comments!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Wonderful ideas. My wife very passionately noted it all and is in a mood to prepare it. Thank you for sharing such fine recipe.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Sunilji, for such encouraging comments!

      I am glad that you liked this hub. Give my regards to your wife and enjoy the mango season!

      Thanks!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      The northern states Queensland and Northern Territory here in Australia grow a lot mangoes. In Rockhampton where I used to live mango trees were everywhere and so full of fruit in Summer you could just pick up mangoes from the roadside. We have many different types to you, the most famous being Kensington Pride and Bowen Mango. Great hub with good information and recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for your nice comment!

      Its good to know about the wide varieties of mangoes cultivated at your place. The climate condition must be suitable there to produce mangoes in abundance.

      Glad to know that you liked the hub and thanks for stopping by!

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Chitrangada,

      I returned to read your article another time and to wish you a Happy Birthday.

      I plan to purchase mangoes from the farmers market in my neighborhood when I shop there today. I'll take note of whether they're from California or Mexico.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I just bought some dried mangoes and love them that way! Happy Birthday!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I just began eating mangoes a few months ago. A friend of mine also makes a yummy mango salsa. Mangoes are delicious and nutritious, two treats in one! And a Happy Birthday to you!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! Just thinking of unripe sour mango makes my mouth water. I love mangoes, ripe and unripe and in every way it is prepared. Happy Birthday to you.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I like mangoes. They do seem to be a golden delicious blessing.

      This tasty hub has been voted up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Daisy, for revisiting this hub and sharing your thoughts!

      Mango season is back and I thank you for sharing this hub on HH. I hope people benefit from this hub.

      Many thanks for the warm wishes on my birthday! Thanks and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you AudreyHowitt, for your kind visit and comments on this hub!

      Dried mangoes are indeed quite delicious. Its available in stores here as well.

      Many thanks for wishing me on my birthday and making it special.

      Thank you very much!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Linda, for visiting this hub and sharing your thoughts!

      Mangoes are indeed delicious as well as nutritious and one can create innumerable and amazing recipes with it.

      Many thanks for the warm birthday wishes. Thank you and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Thelma Alberts, for your lovely comments!

      Raw mangoes are excellent for pickles, chutney and many more amazing recipes. Whereas ripe ones are wonderful as desserts and in desserts. Mango is a versatile fruit and one can create numerous, amazing recipes with it.

      Many thanks for your warm birthday wishes. Your wishes made my day extra special. Thank you very much!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you poetryman6969, for your kind visit and appreciative comments!

      I agree Mango fruit is a blessing for mankind for its many nutritive benefits and they are delicious too.

      Thanks for voting up this hub!

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Mangos are great. They are very available in Florida now. I think they are coming from Mexico. Voted up++

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you CatherineGiordano, for your kind visit and comments!

      Appreciate your votes and I hope enjoy the mango season.

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      Thank you so much... We love mangos and we have so many here in Florida. I just used one in my smoothie. I look forward to using your ideas to expand the way I will be using my mangos. Blessings

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you, the rawspirit, for your kind visit and comments!

      So nice to learn, you are enjoying mangoes at Florida. Glad you liked the hub.

      Thank you so much!

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      Nithya Venkat 21 months ago from Dubai

      Came back to read again, great hub about mangoes. Love mango pickles and we make it at home!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nithya, for revisiting this hub and appreciating. Yes mango pickles are a must for my family too and I also make both sweet and spicy variety.

      Thank you very much for stopping by!

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