Mangoes are stone fruits produced by many species of tropical trees of the genus Mangifera. They vary in size, taste, shape and color (pale yellow, gold and orange). Mangoes are generally sweet, and are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A.

Unripe mangoes can be made into pickles, or used in chutneys, side dishes or eaten with salt & chili. Ripe mangoes can be eaten raw, baked into cakes, made into preserves, pureed etc. The skin of unripe mango has the potential to cause contact dermatitis of the lips, gums, or tongue in susceptible people. Mangoes that are still firm will continue to ripen if stored at room temperature. Once fully ripe, they can be stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days.