Mango is widely cultivated in warm regions for its delicious fruit, sometimes called the "peach of the tropics". The fruit is usually oval or egg - shaped of about 3 inches ( approx. 7.5 cm. ) in diameter and 5 inches (approximately12.5 cm.) in length, with a thin, smooth skin that may be green, reddish, orange or yellowish when ripe. The ingle large, flat seed is fibrous and attached to the juicy pulp. It has a sweet, aromatic, peach-like flavor. Mango is highly nutritious fruit and is a rich source of Vitamin C when green and becomes full of Vitamin A when ripe.