The mango is perhaps one of the most popular and beloved of tropic fruits. Whether you prefer the more succulent dark orange pulp, or the light green chewier variety, the mango is a staple ingredient in almost every cuisine around the world. This fruit, packed full of nutritional values and endless uses, also has a significant cultural essence. In India, where mango is the national fruit, handing someone a basket of mangos is a gesture of friendship. Eaten alone or shared, mango is definitely the king of fruits.