Mangoes are counted as fruit. There are now
over 1000 varieties of mangoes that differ in shape, size and taste.
Mangos have a yellow-golden tone when ripe,
sometimes with patches of green. The fruit surrounding the seed is succulently
sweet, fresh, and juicy with just the right touch of tartness.
Mangos were first cultivated in India
several centuries ago. Most mangos consumed in the U.S. are produced in Mexico,
Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti.