Monday, January 10, 2011

The Philippine National Fruit

Mango is the national fruit of the Philippines. It is green. When is it ripe, its color changes to yellow. Its taste is sour when it is not ripe and sweet when it is ripe and its smell is so good.

FAMILY: Anacardiaceae
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mangifera indica L.
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia

The weight of the fruit is about 1/4 pound to 3 pounds. Mango fruit can be oval or round.

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