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Mango: The King of Fruits

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The Mango Genome

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Mango, the “King of Fruits,” is an economically important fruit in various parts of the world. In addition to its excellent tropical flavor, mangoes embody nutrition and make eating healthy and delightful sensory experience. Though mango cultivation is reported from more than 120 countries, merely 15 countries have share of more than 1% in its world production. More than 60% of world mango production comes from India, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Mexico. Major portion of mango production is consumed as fresh mangoes; however, dozens of its processed products are also being commercially produced. Mangoes are low in sodium while there is ample quantity of potassium, phosphorous, and calcium in the fruit. Apart from nutritional benefits for human health, mangiferin and lupeol, native bioactive compounds in mango, have exhibited several health-promoting characteristics including antitumor-promoting activity.

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Rajan, S. (2021). Mango: The King of Fruits. In: Kole, C. (eds) The Mango Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47829-2_1

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