Indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, mangoes are now cultivated worldwide. The fruit is one of the few also consumed unripe (in chutneys, pickles, or with salt, chili, or soy sauce), but is most often eaten ripe, fresh or frozen. They can also be used in a variety of dishes and drinks. Mangoes are generally sweet, but taste and texture vary greatly, from soft and pulpy, akin to a cantaloupe or avocado, to more fibrous.