Mangoes are tropical stone fruits, plump and oval in shape and about the size of a grapefruit which is came from our trusted and top fruit dealer. Most of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes. Mangoes could help facilitate digestion.
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Mangoes range greatly in size, measuring anywhere from 5 to 30 centimeters in length, and weighing from 4 ounces up to 5 pounds. They have leathery, smooth skin, and they can vary in shape from long and slender, to kidney-shaped, or even somewhat round. Their skin is multi-colored with different blends of red, yellow and green, depending on the variety. The succulent, vibrant yellow to orange flesh is aromatic and juicy, with a texture similar to a peach. The flavor is complex and sweet, with notes of peach, coconut, and vanilla or caramel, and is sometimes balanced with a slight tartness. The skin of Mangoes is inedible, and actually contains a sap that can be irritating to some people.
Mangoes are available year-round.
Mangoes are botanically classified as Mangifera Indica, which translates as “an Indian plant bearing Mangoes,” and they are known by many nicknames across the globe, such as King of Fruit, Apple of the Tropics, and even Fruit of the Gods. There are two races or strains of Mangoes, one from India and the other from the Philippines and Southeast Asia. They are a member of the cashew family alongside poison sumac and poison ivy, and contain the same itchy chemical, urushiol, in their skin. However, it’s less concentrated, and people will have different levels of reaction, or no reaction at all to contact. Mangoes are further categorized as a drupe, also known as a stone fruit. There are hundreds of varieties of Mangoes around the world, with about 1,000 in India alone, though only a few are marketed in the United States.
Mangoes are a good source of fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium. They also contain natural enzymes that assist in breaking down proteins.