Episode 14

Mango, the King of Fruits!

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Mango is called the King of Fruits for a reason. Besides its versatility in a variety of different dishes and even cuisines, it is also the popular subject of art and even pop culture. Surprisingly, mango belongs to the same family as poison ivy and while it is an absolute delight for some to eat, for those sensitive to urushiol – it can have allergic effects. Mango is cultivated on an area of approximately 3.7 million hectares worldwide and its fruit occupies the 2nd position as a tropical crop, behind only bananas in terms of production and acreage used. World production of mango is approximately 42 million tons per year!!

About Cassandra Quave

Prof. Cassandra Quave is best known for her ground breaking research on the science of botanicals. Scientists in her research lab work to uncover some of nature’s deepest secrets as they search for new ways to fight life-threatening diseases, including antibiotic resistant infections. Working with a global network of scientists and healers, Cassandra and her team travel the world hunting for new plant ingredients, interviewing healers, and bringing plants back to the lab to study. Besides research, Cassandra is an award-winning teacher, and has developed and taught the college classes “Food, Health and Society” and “Botanical Medicine and Health” at Emory University.

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