The World is Mad for Mango

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Mango Mania
Smooth and silky, sweet and tangy, mangoes are considered the most popular fruit in the world. The flavor of a mango may sum up the flavors of everything tropical better than any other fruit. Mangoes are cultivated in most frost-free regions of the world. Their deliciously complex flavor is enough to transport you on a tropical holiday without the cost of air fare!
The Upper Midwest notwithstanding, more fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit. Experts estimate that more than 20 million tons of mangoes are consumed around the world each year. They are used in all types of meals and courses  breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. And they are also used in refreshing juices and cocktails. Outside of the tropic and subtropics of the world, it isn’t always easy to find a perfect mango. But finding perfect mango magic is as easy as a quick trip to vomFASS.
Our vomFASS Mango Balsam, and Wild Mango Balsamic Star products feature Fair-Trade Carabao and Pico mango purées from the Philippines. While there are hundreds of mango cultivars, the 1995 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records listed the Carabao mango variety as the world’s sweetest variety of mango. In addition to providing fresh mango ingredients, this Fair-Trade project supports social justice and children’s rights in the Philippines through the PREDA organization. Now you can seriously enjoy great flavor, knowing these products are helping great things happen! 
True or False?
Mango is called the King of Fruits?
True. Mango is often called the king of fruits, because it tastes like so many fruits. Mangoes can share a similar taste profile with apple, apricot, peach, pear, pineapple, grapefruit, and banana. There are mangoes that taste like citrus, coconut, pineapple, even honey. There are also mangoes with flavors similar to stone fruit, mangoes that are sweet like guava, and even mangoes with rich, spicy characteristics similar to flavors found in a pumpkin pie. The variety is astronomical.
Mango has nutty relations?
True. The mango comes in varying shapes, sizes and colors and belongs to the flowering plant genus Mangifera.  The Mangifera also belongs to the cashew family Anacardiaceae, which contains family members such as cashews and pistachios. 
Several countries claim Mango as their National Fruit?
True. Mangoes are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines. India produces the most mangoes, but only 1% of them are exported because so many are consumed.
Every part of the Mango Tree is Edible?
False. The sap from the mango tree contains urushiol, an oily allergenic chemical.  It’s the same itch-inducing oil that gives poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac their power. While this is bad news for people growing mangoes, consumers are perfectly safe: The oil doesn’t appear in the fresh fruit.
Gifts of Goodwill, Always in Great Taste
Mangoes are a symbol of love and friendship. Giving someone a gift of mangoes is a common sign of goodwill. Our  vomFASS Mango Balsam, and Wild Mango Balsamic Star are always at the peak of flavor. Treat yourself or someone you know to these tropical delicacies.
vomFASS Mango Balsamics were born to blend up in ice-cold smoothies and cocktails, make delicious marinades and dressings, brighten baked goods and liven up dishes from many cuisines around the world including Thai, Philippine, Mexican, and Indian dishes. Check out the recipes below:

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