*** For 2 Persons ***
- Spinach: 2 cups
- Mango: 1/2 cup (squad)
- Strawberries: 1/2 cup (squad)
- Orange juice: two-thirds of a cup
- Milk: two-thirds a cup (skimmed)
- Put spinach, strawberries, mango, milk and orange juice in an electric mixer.
- Mix the mixture until the ingredients are homogeneous and become smooth.
- Pour the mixture into cups and serve immediately.
- Bonne Appétit!
History Of Mango
It is a tree that’s green in the least times of the year. But it bears fruit within the height of summer. the warmer it’s , the sweeter it becomes. And, it seems we humans cannot have enough of this juicy, fleshy fruit, for there are almost 1000 sorts of this king of fruits round the world to please our tongues and eyes.
It might be round, almost sort of a ball, or it might be oval in shape, kidney shaped or simply long and thin. It could have a red and yellow colour just like the setting sun. Or it might be canary or maybe leaf green. It might be small as a ball or as big as a watermelon!
Asia’s gift to the planet
If someone were to ask you about India or Asia’s great achievements, you’ll confidently say, Mango! Yes, the mango, in its original wild form, came from the forest of Assam in north-east India and Myanmar (Burma).
How the mango got its name
It’s a stimulating story. The name mango comes from Tamil. From man-kay or man-gay, it changed to manga. The people that gave it the name manga or mango were the Portuguese. They first came to India, across the oceans, about 500 years ago. As they settled down in parts of India, they found the mango. They appeared to want more of it in order that they started experimenting with new sorts of mango — the famous Alphonso or Mulgoa that we cherish today, is that the results of their diligence .
And then they decided to introduce the fruit to the remainder of the planet .
A fruit enjoyed since 3000 years
Imagine, while Indians are talking excitedly about the fruit for 3000, yes 3000 years, the western world has savoured it for less than 300 years!
But how can we know that Indians have enjoyed the mango for 3000 years? Simple, they were excited enough to truly write on its good qualities in books. Not the other book, but the Upanishad — the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad. (Today we all know that the mango is rich in vitamin A , C and D) . it had been mentioned by various names like amra, chutha, rasala and sahakara.
Down the ages, several qualities have gotten attached to the mango. it’s seen as a logo of excellent luck and in many parts of west and south India, mango leaves are put up at the front entrance . it’s a belief that the mango has the facility to form wishes come true. The mango is additionally related to the god of affection “Manmatha’; its blossoms are considered to be the god’s arrows. And it’s said that Buddha created a white mango which was later worshipped by his followers.
Though the mango has become a household fruit, its wild cousins can still be found within the north-eastern a part of India and Myanmar.