Wednesday, October 10, 2012

National Symbols of India

The National Fruit of India

National fruit  - Mango

The Mango (Known as "Aam" in Hindi) is the national fruit of India. The fruit Mango is one of the most widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world. This juicy, delicious fruit is a rich source of Vitamins A, C and D. There are over 100 varieties of mangos in India, in a in different sizes, shapes and colors. It is a fleshy fruit, eaten ripe or used green for pickles etc. Mangoes, have been cultivated in India from time immemorial.
The poet Kalidasa sang its praises. Alexander savoured its taste, as did the Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang. Akbar plant 100,000 mango trees in Darbhanga, known as Lakhi Bagh.