Mangoes are a tropical fruit that belong to the genus Mangifera. They are native to India and Southeast Asia, but are now grown in many warm climates around the world. The tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and has a dense, evergreen canopy. The leaves are dark green and glossy, and the fruit grows at the end of the branches. Mangoes are typically ripe when they are plump and slightly soft to the touch. The skin color can vary from green to yellow, orange, red, or a combination of these colors. The flesh is juicy and sweet, with a texture that can range from smooth and creamy to fibrous. The fruit has a large, oblong pit in the center that contains the seed. They are typically eaten fresh, but can also be used to make jams, jellies, chutneys, and other preserves. They can be used in savory dishes as well, like curries and salads.