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The Best Mangoes in the World

It's worth the effort to find India's prized Kesar mangoes right now.






Tejal Rao tejalrao
Justin Ocean jocean
April 28, 2016 — 8:40 AM PDT








Every April, I call the Patel Brothers in Queens, N.Y., about once a week to inquire politely about their mango situation. The Indian grocery chain is my most reliable source for the fruit, stocking fresh mangoes all year long from the Dominican Republic, from Mexico, from wherever else it can find them.





And don't get me wrong, those mangoes are fine.




 But what I'm waiting for is the first shipment of mangoes from India, which produces some of the finest mangoes in the world, and these start to arrive when the season kicks off in April.







Photographer: Evan Ortiz/Bloomberg







There are many hundreds of varieties, from pulpy yellow Pairis you can slurp right out of the skins to tiny green Seelams, small and fat as a baby's fist. The one I look out for in New York is the Kesar. When ripe, it's fat with juice, sweet as candy, the flesh so creamy and soft it can almost hold a fingerprint.






Kesars have drippy, neon orange flesh and smooth skins in ombré shades of green and yellow. Though the odd one can be fibrous, tart, or fluffy, there are always a few perfect ones each season to remind me why I go crazy, each year, waiting for the Kesars to come in.






Ripe Kesar mangoes from India, some of the best fruit in the world, are currently in season.
Photographer: Evan Ortiz/Bloomberg






And good news: They're in. 



It's just the start of the season; about 100,000 tonnes of Indian mangoes will travel to the U.S. before the season ends in June. 




That's almost twice what we got last year when early rains ruined massive amounts of India's crop (and prices almost doubled).






 If you can get your hands on them now, a box of about nine to 12 Kesar mangoes will set you back $30, each one tucked into a soft sleeve, like something truly precious.






http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/the-best-mangoes-in-the-world-are-now-in-season-kesar-from-india



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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 ???





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India




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. 


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…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST






Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.



However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.




Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.



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