The Season Of The King Of Fruits Is Here!
None of us like to be in the sticky hot summers right! I randomly asked 10 people, which season do you like? 6 said winters and 4 said rains and none of them said summers. Well no surprises over there, nobody likes the heat, sweat and scorching sun. I asked the same 10 people, “how many of you like mangoes”? 6 of them jumped from there seats shouting “Me”. Wow, the level of enthusiasm was totally different.
We all await that Mangoes are seasonal fruits, and grown in Summers. The best climate to grow mangoes is frost free, with cool, dry winters and steamy, hot summers. Mangoes like growing in light and free draining soils, they don’t need rich soil. Hence in India, mango trees of certain types can be found in the backyards of many people.
A mango tree can be easily grown, all it requires is ample space to spread its roots. A mango tree normally starts giving fruits, anywhere between 3-5 years later of seeding it. They produce fruits for more than 40 years. Some mango trees survive much longer than an average human being. The oldest of Mango trees are said to be around more than 200 years old.
The Mughal emperor Akbar (1556–1605 ) is said to have planted a mango orchard having 100,000 trees in Darbhanga, eastern India.The Jain goddess Ambika is traditionally represented as sitting under a mango tree.In Hinduism, the perfectly ripe mango is often held by Lord Ganesha as a symbol of attainment, regarding the devotees’ potential perfection. Mango blossoms are also used in the worship of the goddess Saraswati.
During the festivals, the entrance of houses are decorated with mango leaves and is considered auspicious.
- Mangoes are a delight to eat and are loved by all. Not only this it is extremely healthy and has numerous health benefits
- The antioxidants help in the prevention of cancer.
- The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower cholesterol levels.
- It helps in clearing the skin.
- The acids of the fruit help in Alkalize the whole body.
- Helps in the improvement of digestion.
- Help fight heat stroke and keep you hydrated.
- It boosts your immune system.
These are just a few of the numerous health benefits of the king of fruits, Mangoes.
Mangoes come in as many as more than 40 varieties. Depending on what mango you buy it could be either expensive or cost-effective one. Alphonso mango from Ratnagiri district, of the Konkan region in Maharashtra, is the undisputed leader amongst the mangoes. Juicy and extremely sweet these are expensive but every morsel is worth it.
It is customary to give some mangoes to your friends and relatives once they are ready to be eaten. Sharing of mangoes is one way to increase your bond and maintain relations. However, this was more of a custom followed and appreciated amongst those farming mangoes as professionals.
Once the season is there and mangoes have been plucked they take some time to ripen, this is the correct time for them to be shared amongst near and dear ones.
Amidst the numerous changes that have led to the urbanization of the Indian population, many customs which were a part of our culture have gone amiss. Having said that still, there are few customs which are with us and we follow it without any complaints.
Gifting is one such custom and the love of mangoes is another one.
So what if we can make bring both of them together. It would create a solution to the ever-present question, what is an ideal gift?
Gifting mangoes is an ideal solution. Picture this, you have been invited to a party and have to take some gift along. normally you would gift some art piece, but since the host is an artist he/she doesn’t favor gifts from someone else. This sure puts you in a difficult position as you try to find an ideal gift. The ideal solution would be to gift a box of mangoes, attractively packed and delivered on your behalf.
This is a sure winner because people might forget who gifted them a certain piece of art, which they might have already repacked and given it to someone else. However, it is extremely unlikely for anyone to forget, the person that gifted them a box full of mouth-watering Alphonso mangoes.
Fruiteway is one such platform through which you can gift fresh handpicked mangoes, attractively packed in a box and delivered on your behalf. The fruits are quality checked to ensure zero blemish and high quality. You can easily order a box of delightful mangoes by login into www.fruiteway.com or download the app at stores. Now it is extremely easy to gift fruits from the comfort of your couch, at the same time ensuring it is of the highest quality.