The official state fruit of Bihar is Mango which is found in different parts of Bihar. Mango is popular fruit in Bihar which has a great taste and flavor. It is also known as the king of fruits because it has so many health benefits.
Mango is a fruit that is grown in many parts of the world. In Bihar, it is found in the eastern side of the state and is very popular among the people here. The state government has declared Mango as the State fruit of Bihar.
Scientific name: Mangifera
Uses of Mangoes
Mango is a tropical fruit that grows in Fiji. It is used to make jams, chutneys, and juice. Mango has many health benefits. It is rich in vitamin A and C, which are good for the eyes and skin respectively. Mangoes are also rich in potassium, which helps maintain blood pressure levels. Mangoes contain antioxidants that fight free radicals which cause cancer cells to grow faster than normal cells. Mangoes are also rich in fiber and help prevent constipation.
Importance of Mango in Bihar
Mango fruit is cultivated in different parts of Fiji. It is a tropical fruit that grows on trees and is eaten raw, or processed into products such as juice and jam. The Mango tree is a native of India and has been cultivated since ancient times.
Mangoes are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of folate, vitamin B6 and manganese.
The most common variety of mango grown in Fiji is the ‘Haden’, which has an orange skin with yellow flesh inside. This variety can be eaten raw but should be peeled first.
Why is Mango the state fruit of Bihar?
Mango has been chosen as the state fruit of Bihar because of the following reasons:
1.Mangoes are one of the most important and popular fruits in Bihar. The mango orchards are spread across the state, especially in Madhubani, Supaul, Darbhanga and Sitamarhi districts.
2.The state produces around 2 lakh metric tonne (MT) of mangoes every year. This is about 20 per cent of total production in India.
3.Mangoes have been grown in Bihar for centuries now. It was popularized by Emperor Ashoka who introduced it to his kingdom during his reign (273 BC to 232 BC).
4.The state government aims to promote mango cultivation by setting up nurseries across all districts of the state with an aim to produce quality fruits and increase productivity of farmers by providing them with technical know-how along with financial support from the Centre’s Horticulture Mission Fund Scheme (HMFS).