The Origin Of A Mango

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When firstly experienced a mango, I was surprised at the terrific flavor as well as its big size of seed. As the world is globalized on account of development of technology and transportation, even though mango is one of fruits from tropical countries, it is easily introduced to people’s table.

Part I
▶ History
The origin of mangos is northeast India and Myanmar (formerly Burma) traces back to 4000 B.C.
It is believed that mango was transferred to East Asia about 400 B.C by Buddhist monks.
In East Africa, they have been cultivated since 10th century, in Philippines, in the 15th century. Also, they were introduced by Persian traders to the Middle East and East Africa in the 10th century.
After discovery of new world (the American Continent), mango seeds were brought by Portuguese traders to their African and Brazilian colonies in the 16th century. The name ‘mango’ was adopted by the Portuguese derived from Malay “manga” or Tamil “mankay” (man : mango tree + kay : fruit). (Online Etymology Dictionary, N/A)
It is said that mangoes started to be cultivated in the American colonies in the 17th century. At that time, mangoes should be pickled since there was no method to preserve. (mapsofworld, 2011), (Shortnotes of History, 2011)
In 1750, Puerto Rico started to grow mango.
In 1782, mango was introduced to Jamaica. (Mango Maven, N/A)
In the 19th century, the mango was cultivated in Mexico.
In the 1830’s, it started to be grown in Florida, and in the 1880’s in California.
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