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The mango, a tropical fruit, was first recorded in Europe in 1328 by Friar Jordanus Catalani. The name mango is not documented in Europe until 1510. Earlier it was probably called ambag. While celebrated in India, Africa, and the many other tropical places where it flourished and developed into the varieties known today, it has remained relatively obscure in Europe and probably should not be considered period, except perhaps as an oddity.