Cultivation Of Mango Essay

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Mango (Mangifera indica) as a natural skin cleanser
Mango is often referred to as “The King of Fruits” and this juicy sweet fruit is mainly purchased for its taste. Native to South Asia, mangoes are consumed in various ways around the world. Apart from enjoying it raw, people eat pickled mangoes, mango shake, ice cream, sorbet, juice, smoothies, in desserts and in the form of aam panna (An Indian summer drink). (1)
Most people are unaware of the fact that mangoes are very beneficial for the skin. Mangoes contain various phytochemicals and antioxidants which help to unclog the pores of the skin, prevent pigmentation, acne and also delay the aging of skin. Mangoes have a high content of beta-carotene and Vitamin A which help to make the skin glow and improves the complexion. They make an excellent facial scrub and cleanser and are suitable for all skin types. Mangoes are
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Cultivation of Mango
Mango belongs to the flowering plant family - Anacardiaceae and it originated in South Asia. It is a tropical fruit and is widely cultivated in various parts of the world. Half of the world’s mangoes are cultivated in India and most of its produce is consumed in the country, with only 1% being traded internationally. (5)
Although it is mostly cultivated for the edible fruit, dried seeds and peel of the mango are often used in preparing Ayurvedic medicines. Mango leaves are also used in preparing various medicines which help in preventing cancer of the colon and breast, for controlling blood sugar levels, lowering the cholesterol and for improving digestion. Mangoes contain as many as 20 Vitamins along with various minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fiber. They also possess healing and moisturizing properties. (6)

Mango Species
There are more than 400 varieties of mangoes, most of which become ripe in the summers. A lot of selective breeding has been done and over 100 cultivars of mango are known. The two most popular cultivars are Tommy Atkins and the Chaunsa.

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