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MANGO SEASON IN FLORIDA : Event to celebrate all things mango

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This area was once called "Mangonia".

12:00 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016

If you love mangos, here’s a free festival just for you.

On Saturday, the city will host The Lake Worth International Mango Festival for the first time. 

The event will be held at the Cultural Plaza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrate all things mango.

The Lake Worth International Mango Festival hits the Cultural Plaza on Saturday.

Look for mango cuisine, mango products, mango beverages and even a mango painting class. Live music is also on tap. There will also be a class on mango education that will show people who are allergic to mangos how they still can enjoy them. More than 30 vendors are expected to showcase their mango products.

The festival has been held in Miami and West Palm Beach in previous years. Patti Sheldon, one of the event’s coordinators, said Lake Worth is the perfect location.

“There are so many mango trees in people’s yards an…

INDIA : A Complete History Of The Mango - From The Times Of Mauryas To Mughals

Madhulika Dash
June 5, 2016, 4:34 am

The Aam, or the mango, is more important to India and its history than you thought

We all know about how Babur, after the victory of Battle of Panipat, became disillusioned with Indian food and established a courier system that could connect him to Samarkand. And in doing so, gave India its vibrant fruit basket. But have you ever wondered about what made him come to India?

Sure, there was the invite of Daulat Khan Lodi, who promised him a good part of the Lodhi Empire and the war booty, which would be a worthy trophy after Kabul, but to convince him to face Rana Sanga of Mewar (a feared warrior then) needed something far unique. And that “something unique” was mangoes.

It is said that Babur became so fond of this fruit that the melon neophile actually decided not only to be a part of the war, but also lay the foundation of the Mughal empire here.

What of course no one told Babar then was mangoes was a summer fruit, and seasonal. Not given to whims…


Dussehri is suited for a specific kind of soil & micro weather conditions which are best found in Uttar Pradesh Mujhse poochho, tumhein khabar kya hai Aam ke aage neyshakar kya hai... (Ask me, for what do you know, A mango is far sweeter than sugarcane...) Poet Mirza Ghalib's love for mangoes was legendary, so it isn't surprising that he composed a long narrative poem or masnavi called Dar Sifat­e­Ambaah (On the Attributes of Mangoes) in praise of India's king of fruit. 

Ghalib's lines were ringing in my ears as I reached the small town of Malihabad, about 30 km from Uttar Pradesh's capital and the historic city of Lucknow. 

There are mango groves all around, with long, green, paisley shaped Dussehris hanging low. It's May­end and the mangoes are still green; in a week or two, they will turn yellow and will be ready to be picked. 

Malihabad, along with the neighbouring towns of Mall and Rahimabad, constitutes the hub of Uttar Pradesh's famous Dussehri mang…