Mangoes

Mango whose scientific name is Mangifera Indica is an evergreen fruit tree that can last up to 100 years. It has become an important domestic and export fruit for Kenya. It does well in coastal regions and other warm areas.

Mangoes are eaten fresh or canned. The fresh ripe fruit are used for desserts, processed into jams and juice. Green mangoes are made into pickle and preserves. The tree is used for boat building and firewood. The bark is used for leather tanning and wall hangings. The wood can also be used for building.