Piyush Goyal inaugurates Mango Festival in Belgium

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Indian Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal inaugurated the Mango Festival in Brussels, Belgium to raise awareness of mangoes among Europeans and establish a market for Indian mangoes in Europe.

  • During the event, Banganapalli from Andhra Pradesh, Malihabadi Dussehri of Uttar Pradesh, Amrapali of Odisha, Lakshman Bhog, Himsagar, Jardalu Mango, Langra Mango as well as 12 GI-tagged items were on display.

  • For the first time, the Mango Festival was organised in Belgium, considered the capital of Europe.

  • Other information about Mango -

  • The scientific name of mango is Mangifera indica.

  • Most of it is produced in India.

  • It is considered the national fruit in India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

  • Its tree has the status of a national tree in Bangladesh.

  • India produces 41 percent of the world's mangoes. Apart from India, China and Thailand are the largest producers of it.

  • According to botanical classification, mango is a tree of the family 'Anacardiaceae'.

  • The main varieties of mango are Langra Mango, Dussehri Mango, Fazli Mango, Sundari, Malda Mango.

  • Raw mango is called kari.

  • Mango is rich in vitamins A, B and C along with other antioxidants.

  • Mango Revision Centre is located at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and Vengurla in Maharashtra.

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