As of 2012, the mango rules as the most commonly eaten fruit around the world. While Americans are most familiar with apples, oranges and bananas, throughout the world, over 2,000 different types of mangoes are consumed in countless different ways, including in juices, chutneys, pies, ice cream and dried cereals.
The mango is a tropical fruit grown primarily in South Asia, as well as various other areas throughout the Southern Hemisphere. India, China and Mexico are the largest worldwide producers of mangoes. Like many other fruits, mangoes are rich in vitamins C and E, beta carotene, niacin, iron and potassium.