Amba / आंबा / Mango / Mangifera indica L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Amba / आंबा
  • Common Name: Mango
  • Botanical Name: Mangifera indica L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence:
  • Season of Availability: Summer
  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Grafting or seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Mango scion + tree, or seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Bark & Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Unripe fruit is pickled or eaten raw; ripe fruit is eaten fresh, made into juice, smoothie, pulp, etc.
  • As Medicine: Mango leaf has antimicrobial properties; tree juice helps relieve heat stroke; fruit pulp helps with snake bites and rabid dog bites.
  • Cooking Method: Unripe fruit is pickled or eaten raw; ripe fruit is eaten fresh, and made into juice, smoothie, pulp, etc.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: Drying for Later Consumption
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains vitamin A and vitamin C.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Antimicrobial properties; helps with snake and dog bites; helps relieve heat stroke.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Mango leaf has antimicrobial properties; tree juice helps relieve heat stroke; fruit pulp helps with snake bites and rabid dog bites.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Aamras:
    Peel and chop the mango, then blend it with milk/water and sugar if desired until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, add flavoring like ground ginger, cardamom powder, or saffron. Chill the aamras for an hour in the fridge before serving. When serving, add a teaspoon of ghee to each individual bowl.

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Amba / आंबा / Mango / Mangifera indica L.

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