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Mango (mangifera indica)

The fruit grow on a dense evergreen tree which grows up to 20 metres in height, so picking is laborious. They can also squirt out caustic sap when picked, so pickers have to wear rubber gloves and sun glasses to avoid irritation to their skin and eyes.

Mangoes are rich in vitamin A and contain significant quantities of B, C and E. Green, unripe mangoes make excellent chutney. See 'Mango Chutney' in our Recipe Section.

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