National fruit – Mango

Mango (Mangifera Indica) which is also called as the ‘King of fruits’ is regarded as the National Fruit because of its taste and distinction. There are also many legends and myths that are associated with mangoes in Indian history. For instance, it was said that the great Mughal king, Akbar had planted more than 100,000 mango trees in Lakhi Bagh in Darbhanga (modern Bihar). Impressed with its rich taste the great Indian writer Kalidas sang its praise in one of his poetry. Mango also has various health benefits as it is the rich source of Vitamins A, C and D.