The National Mango Board plans a free Web seminar 4 p.m. EDT, July 31, at to give a closer look at the board’s programs and how importers of processed mango products may join the board.

Since 2005, the board has been working to increase awareness and consumption of fresh mangoes in the U.S. Fresh mango consumption in the U.S. has increased 53% since 2005, according to a news release.

The board is looking to gain support from the processed mango industry to continue to raise knowledge and understanding of the fruit.

The Web seminar will give members of the processed mango industry that wish to join the board information about the board, and there will be an oportunity of questions ans answers at the end of the presentation.

“Consumers look for ways to expand their eating routines, therefore, by developing platforms that would facilitate awareness of processed mango products we can help simplify consumers’ meal options and consequently increase the overall consumption of this delicious fruit,” said William Watson, executive director of the board. “Working together with both fresh and processed mangos at the NMB would be a real boost of energy that would help mangos become more prevalent not only directly to consumers but also with foodservice and retail outlets.”