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Mango – one of the most popular cultivated plants
Cultivated mango trees are cut at a height of about 10 to 20 meters. 12 to 15 kg fresh mangos are needed for 1 kg of dried mangos. Originally, the mango tree was endemic to Northeast India from where it was brought to Europe in the 16th century from Portuguese seafarers.
Today, mangos are grown in many parts of the world are the third most cultivated tropical fruits after bananas and oranges thanks to their high content of vitamins (mainly vitamin A) and minerals.
In Burkina Faso, mangos are particularly important in the Western part of the country where fresh and dried mangos, especially in organic quality, have become an important source of income.