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rakta-pīta-varṇa, — nāhi aṣṭhi-valkala
eka janera peṭa bhare khāile eka phala

rakta-pīta-varṇa — the mangoes were red and yellow in color; nāhi — there was none; aṣṭhi — seed; valkala — or skin; eka — one; janera — man’s; peṭa — belly; bhare — filled up; khāile — if he would eat; eka — one; phala — fruit.

The fruits were all red and yellow, with no seed inside and no skin outside, and eating one fruit would immediately fill a man’s belly.

In India a mango is considered best when it is red and yellow, its seed is very small, its skin is very thin, and it is so palatable that if a person eats one fruit he will be satisfied. The mango is considered the king of all fruits.

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