There are more than 400 varieties of mango.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, besides being a fruit, 'mango' is also an obsolete and rare word for a dealer in slaves, especially prostitutes. It's also an old word in Ireland for a substance used in the bleaching of linen. The OED also lists the verb 'to mango', meaning to pickle, in the manner in which mangoes are pickled.
Ancient Sanskrit poets believed that chewing on mango buds helped to sweeten the voice.
The average length of a mango fruit is five inches. Officially it is a drupe - a fleshy fruit growing around a long, flat seed, encased in a thick skin.
In 2007, India produced 13.5 million tonnes of mango - about 40 per cent of the world total.