A basket of Mangoes

Mango Facts

  • Name: Mango, Mangoes
  • Type of Food: Fruit
  • Produced From: Mango Trees
  • Total Calories: 99 (one cup, 165 grams)
  • Total Fat: 1 gram (one cup, 165 grams)
  • Total Protein: 1 gram (one cup, 165 grams)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 25 grams (one cup, 165 grams)

26 Mango Facts for Kids

  1. Mangoes are a fruit produced from many different species of tropical trees in the genus Mangifera.
  2. Mangoes can have a wide variety of different colors, like orange, gold, pale yellow or green.
  3. Mangoes were being grown and harvested in India going back to 2000 BCE.
  4. Some mango tree species can live up to 300 years and continuously produce fruit.
  5. There are over 500 different varieties of mangoes grown worldwide.
  6. The most common variety of mango grown worldwide is the Tommy Atkins mango.
  7. According to the FAOSTAT, the worldwide production of mangoes, mangosteens and guavas in 2017 reached over 55 million tons.
  8. According to the FAOSTAT, the largest producer of mangoes, mangosteens and guavas in 2017 was India with over 21 million tons.
  9. According to the USDA, a box of mangoes cost between $4.2 to $5.64 in 2017.
  10. It’s estimated that mangoes are the most daily eaten fruit around the world.
  11. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 99 calories.
  12. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 1 gram of fat.
  13. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains no cholesterol.
  14. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 2 milligrams of sodium.
  15. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 25 grams of carbohydrates.
  16. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 3 grams of dietary fiber.
  17. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 23 grams of sugar.
  18. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 1 gram of protein.
  19. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 18 milligrams of calcium.
  20. One cup of mangoes (165 grams) contains 277 milligrams of potassium.
  21. Mangoes are eaten raw, added to beverages and used to add flavor to many different foods.
  22. According to the FDA, one mango (100 grams) contains 44% of the daily required vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
  23. The mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
  24. The mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh.
  25. According to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest mango on record weighed 7.57 pounds. This record was set on August 27th, 2009 by Sergio and Maria Socorro Bodiongan in the Philippines.
  26. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest mango plantation on record covers 6.43 square miles. This record was set on December 28th, 2019 by CPC Huaping County Committee and People's Government of Huaping County in China.

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