Is there a better way to celebrate summer than at a festival built around one of the most tropical fruits? If you’re crazy for mangoes you’ll want to take part in this annual event held on the grounds of the lush Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about nature’s juiciest treat, find out how best to use it when cooking, tips for growing your own trees, and of course, there’ll be plenty of mango-packed foods on offer from local vendors.
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156
How to Cut a Mango
A few fun facts from mango.org:
- Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D.
- Spanish explorers brought mangos to South America and Mexico in the 1600′s. The first attempt to introduce the mango into the U.S. came in 1833 to Florida.
- Mango bark, leaves, skin, flesh, and the pit have been used in folk remedies for centuries.
- Mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber
- Most of the mangos sold in the U.S. are one of six varieties: Tommy Atkins, Haden, Kent, Keitt, Ataulfo and Francis
For more great mango facts visit mango.org »