A fruit that has a red, orange. yellow, or green exterior, depending on the ripeness and variety. The interior flesh is orange and surrounds a large, hard pit. Mangos are sweet in flavor.
Originated in the Himalayas of Burma and India.
The Portuguese established a mango trade, bringing them from India to Africa in the 16th century.
Mangoes are considered the national fruit of India.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)