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More than 15 years ago, Pieter Boekhout had the original plan to collect news and trivia about fruit and vegetables, and to share this with the Dutch fresh produce sector daily. 

After a number of years, he noticed an international demand for this sort of news. 

In 2005, the international news website was launched, and it has grown significantly over the years. 

Characteristic of this newsletter is that it doesn’t just contain all sorts of facts and news about the goings on in the fresh produce sector, but also the most interesting innovations, remarkable photos and a dose of humour. 

The ‘funny’ at the bottom provides readers a well-deserved break during the hard working day. Readers appreciate this combination of serious reports, trivia and humour. 

In the fresh produce sector, its ‘see and be seen’, so most people enjoy being in the spotlight once and a while. At trade shows, we are well-known for our photo reports of exhibitors, which are a success every time!

These days, an enthusiastic team of over 30 people works on compiling the,, and newsletters with content. When it comes to horticulture, we’re also making headway, and two years ago was launched. 

Freshplaza news can be read all over the world. We work closely to provide the global fresh produce world with a daily news summary.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the readers, advertisers, and all the people who support us, for the input, the enthusiasm and the reactions to our newsletters. This wouldn’t have been possible without you!

If you want to know more about us, if you have any ideas, news or something fun to report: please contact us. We value your input!

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While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



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. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
Announcement / Corporate

 May 19, 2011, 14:04 IST

Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

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.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…