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MANGO & THE GALLEON TRADE

File:16th century Portuguese Spanish trade routes.png


By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)




April 10, 2011




Ever wonder how or why the varieties of mango exist in the western Hemisphere?


The answer lies 300 years ago with the traders & explorers that plied the oceans in search of treasure, little did they know that the most enjoyed treasure of all was the wonderful mango. KING OF ALL FRUITS!



While the galleon trade is very famous in the Spanish world, The English and Portuguese fleets played a role in   transporting mangos from the far east to the "new" world.


From the above map, one can deduce that The Spanish brought the Philippine varieties that probably originated in Borneo (The White route) to Mexico  and the Portuguese (The Blue route) are responsible for bringing Indian variety mangoes to Brazil.


This is very important, when we study how the corruption of the varieties begins in the new world.


This study begs the question if both Brazil and Mexico should not go back to their mango roots?


The IMO is pleased to announce a research project that will be published and presented at our Global mango Conference to be held in 2012, titled "MANGO & THE GALLEON TRADE".


The project will trace the origin of the mango to source point and then incorporate the flow of product around the world during the 1500 through the 1700s.

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In alphabetical order by Country....










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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


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Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.





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