The state fruit of Andhra Pradesh is the Mango. It is one of the most important fruits in India, especially in the South where they grow extensively throughout the year. Mangoes are not only consumed fresh but also used for making chutney and pickle. The mango season begins from March-April and continues till June-July.
Mangoes are a very diverse and versatile fruit. They come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes, from yellow and orange to red or green. They can be eaten raw or cooked into dishes like curries, chutneys and kormas.
Scientific name: Mangifera
Uses of Mangoes
Mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world. It is used in a wide range of dishes, including desserts, salads and cocktails. Mangoes are also used to make jams and jellies. Mangoes are known for their high vitamin C content, making them a great way to stay healthy during the summer months when fresh produce is not available.
Importance of Mangoes in Andhra Pradesh
Mangoes fruits are grown widely in different parts of Andhra Pradesh. The mango orchards are known for their scenic beauty and rich culture. The importance of mangoes in Andhra Pradesh can be understood by knowing some of its uses. The fruit is used as food, medicine and also for religious purposes.
The juice extracted from the pulp is used to make chutney, pickles and other delicious dishes while dried pieces are used as snacks during festivals or even on a daily basis by many people living there. Its seeds are used to make oil which is used for cooking purpose or even as an ingredient in cosmetics like lotions etc.
Why is Mango the state fruit of Andhra Pradesh?
The Mango is the state fruit of Andhra Pradesh because it is loved by people. In the country, the mango is not only a delicacy but also a symbol of peace and unity. It is also used to promote tourism in the country. The government of Andhra Pradesh has made it mandatory for every citizen to plant at least one tree in their backyard so that more people can enjoy the fruit. So, due to all these facts, the Mango has been declared the Andhra Pradesh national fruit by the state department of agriculture.