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PHILIPPINES : 6 Reasons Why You Should Buy Cebu's Dried Mangoes

Doon Po Sa Amin team

Published: July 10, 2014

Photo by: wouldpkr

DOON PO SA AMIN in Cebu, you will relish the best dried mangoes you’ll ever have. 

Cebu’s mangoes already have a reputation for being the best in the country. But dried mangoes from Cebu are in a class of their own. 

They’re delicious but not overly sweet and they’re super addictive. 

Once you open a pack, you can’t help but finish them all. 

Here are the six reasons you should love dried mangoes even more:

1. Chunks, Strips and Bits

When you think of dried mangoes, the first thing that comes to mind is the tasty, chewy, golden strips. But there are different types available in the market. If you want smooth, bite-size bits, get the mango balls or chunks. If you’re more inclined with the classic, sweet dried mangoes, buy the mango strips. 

2. C-licious

Dried mangoes aren’t just juicy to eat; they’re also rich in Vitamin C. They also contain small amounts of minerals such as iron and calcium. Just remember that dried mangoes have a higher concentration of sugar and calories, so moderation is still the key.

3. The Cebu Standard

The reason why dried mangoes in Cebu are considered the best is due to the smooth meat of the mangoes. There are no fibrous bits that cling to your mouth. What you have is just pure mango goodness. 

4. Mango-crazy

There’s also dried green mangoes and mangorinds, or mango and tamarind strips. They have varying degrees of sour and sweet mixed together, compared to the classic yellow dried mango strips. Lately, there’s a trend for chocolate-dipped dried mangoes. Some enterprising brands even sell dried mango chunks with spicy peanuts. Look out for more varieties at stores near you.

5. Know Your Mango

There are many brands available in Cebu but any fan of dried mangoes should know at least the top names for guaranteed quality: R&M, Philippine Brand, 7D, Inday’s, and Guadalupe Dried Mangoes. But if you’ve got enough time, you should try them all to see which of them is the one mango to rule them all.

6. Support the Mango

When you buy mangoes and any mango-related products in Cebu, you support the farmers and the communities involved in its production and distribution. For example, farmers involved in the Preda Fair Trade partnership get the income they deserve for growing mangoes. You also help our local food manufacturers and exporters.

There are many reasons why dried mangoes are always a favorite. But there’s something else with its taste. It conveniently captures a slice of the sweet, ripe memories of our childhood and it's one of those snacks that Filipinos will always have fond memories of.

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