Known as the 'King of Fruits' in India, the mango is a tropical fleshy fruit which comes from the 'mangifera' family and a native to the Indian subcontinent and is the source from where it spread to the rest of the world. This golden fleshed fruit has a nice balance of sweetness, acidity and flavour, a soft pulpy texture matched with a warm fragrance. Mangoes are popular for their concentration of antioxidant vitamins A and C, along with a variety of phyto chemicals and nutrients. A single mango can provide up to 40% of an individual's daily dietary fibre needs.
The texture of the fruit depends on the cultivating technique used. The popular export varieties include
These mangoes are oblique shaped with a bright sun yellow colour, and are the most popular variety around the world.
With a medium oblong shape matched by a red blush on the shoulders, this variety is ideal for pulping and juice concentrates.
This variety is a medium sized elongated yellow coloured fruit with a fibre less flesh.
This variety is a medium oblong fruit in a golden yellow shade that comes with a red blush on the shoulders.