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AUSTRALIA 2015 : Brisbane Produce Markets hosts annual mango charity auction for season’s first mangoes


























October 7, 2015 6:07pm

Caitlin DrysdaleQuest Newspapers







Mango Queen Brooke Hodgkins with her $30,000 mango tray at Brisbane Markets. 

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QUEENSLAND has a new mango queen, and she just parted ways with a serious wad of cash to claim her title.








Brooke Hodgkins this morning paid $30,000 for the season’s symbolic first tray of mangoes, at Brisbane Produce Market’s annual Mango Charity Auction at Rocklea.




The Smart Berries employee was one of several spirited bidders on October 8 who each did their best to take home the tray.





The proceeds from the auction will be shared between Diabetes Queensland and Life Education Queensland, with the cash taking the total funds raised for charity to $522,000 over the past 13 years of the auction’s history.



















Australian Mango Industry Association CEO Robert Gray said Queenslanders should prepare for a bumper mango season.






“We can’t wait for peak season when consumers will get to taste the best mangoes in Australia, reliving old mango memories of summer fun, and creating new ones with their families and friends,”  Mr. Gray said.








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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.
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India




Alphonso




Alphonso (mango)
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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.

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• On December 11, 2016 • 



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When we look into mango leaves­ they’re basically like the all other leaves i.e. green in color.
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Vitamin B
Vitamin C
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