“THE UNDENIABLE KING OF FRUITS IS HERE”
Updated: Apr 10
India arguably has only two seasons: Monsoon season and Mango season.
Monsoon season replenishes India’s soil. Mango season, more than a few literary types have suggested, helps replenish India’s soul
It is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities, making it numero-uno among new functional foods, often labeled as “super fruits."
While this season starts as early as the last weeks of March, it is only around the last week of April that the alphonso mango varieties make their entry in the fruit bazaars across the country. This season lasts up to the end of June. In certain areas, it lasts up to the first week of August.
The tree is believed to be originating in the sub-Himalayan plains of the Indian subcontinent. Botanically, this exotic hapus aam belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae, a family that also includes numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plants such as cashew, pistachio.Scientific name of mango is Mangifera Indica.
An organic mango is grown with the use of natural products. An organic mango is more beneficial as compared to a conventional mango in terms of quality, nutrition, and taste. There are certain health benefits like prevention of cancer, lowering of cholesterol, clear skin etc.
The pesticides and chemicals of all kinds are used during cultivation and sometimes even after the fruit has been plucked to ripen them quickly or make them look attractive are things we know.
To assure mangoes you purchase from market are chemical free mangoes-Mix two teaspoons of salt in four cups of warm water and soak the fruits for 30-60 minutes. Follow this with a good rinse under cold water.
One 165-gram (g) cup of sliced, raw mango provides:
1.35 g of protein
0.63g of fat
24.7 g of carbohydrate
22.5 g of sugar
2.64 g of fiber
There are many different kinds of mango types. They vary in color, shape, flavor, and seed size. Although mango skin can be green, red, yellow, or orange, its inner flesh is mostly golden yellow.
MOST POPULAR & BEST MANGO VARIETY IN INDIA
1.Alphonso Mango Fruit-Konkan Hapus, Maharashtra
Maharashtra region of Ratnagiri, Devgarh, Raigad, and Konkan are the only place in western part of India where best alphonso mangoes are cultivated and also one of the most expensive mango in India.
2.Kesar – Saurashtra, Gujarat
Kesar variety of mango also simply called Gir Kesar because cultivar grown in the foothills of Girnar in the districts of Junagadh and amreli.
3. Chaunsa – North India
Chaunsa mango in india is one the sweetest mangoes grown in North India, It has medium oblong and has a golden yellow colour with a red blush. It mainly produced in Mirpur Khas Sindh in Punjab of Pakistan.
4. Dasheri – Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh
Dasheri mango india variety is delicious variety of mango basically grown in North parts of India, Its one of the very famous in north india.Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of Dasheri mango.
5. Raspuri – Karnataka
Raspuri are oval shape mango with excellent flavour and juicy in texture, considered as the Queen of Mangoes in India. Peddarasalu or Rasapuri are best mango varieties in Karnataka.
6. Himsagar – West Bengal
Himsagar Mangoes are the specialty of West Bengal and Orissa, Himsagar is one of the top five mangoes in India.
7.Benishan Mango – Banganapalli, Andhra Pradesh
Benishan Mango is one of the most common cultivars of mango the town of Banganapalle.These famous mangoes in andhra pradesh are large is size and weighing on an average 350-400 grams hence known as known as The King of fruits