Mango mania may be passé overseas. Fresh bananas have been the second most exported fruit from India for the past two financial years, breaching the Rs 1,000-crore mark for the first time last fiscal, with shipments worth nearly two and a half times those of mangoes.

While grapes continued to be the sweetest fruit for Indian traders, with shipments worth more than Rs 2,400 crore in 2020-21, according to the customs department entries, banana