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Waikiki's Moana Surfrider prepares to fete the fruit at a daylong fest

Let's get ready to mango!

Cups of ripe mango are served at a previous mango celebration at Waikiki's Moana Surfrider. This year's event is July 16. (Starwood Hotels & Resorts)

Manic for mangoes? 

You can relish all things mango, from fresh fruit to cocktails to appetizers, as a historic Honolulu hotel pays homage next month to a popular summer fruit in the islands.

Mangoes at the Moana
will bring a daylong celebration on July 16 to Waikiki’s Moana Surfrider resort. 

Most of the activities at the event, now in its eighth year, are free.

The day’s highlight just may be the Mango Throw Down, during which local chefs show off their skills preparing dishes featuring the fruit. 

Participants include Michelle Karr-Ueoka of MW Restaurant, Ed Kenney and Maggie King of Town and Leanne Wong of Koko Head Cafe.

Admission is free to view the cooking competition between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., but guests who want to sample the various creations can do so using tickets that cost $6 a plate. 

You can pre-purchase 10 tickets for the price of eight ($48) through July 15.

Nanako Perez-Nava, a pastry chef at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, prepares a mango dessert for the 2015 "Mangoes at the Moana." The popular festival will return to the resort on July 16. (Starwood Hotels & Resorts)

Cooking demonstrations will also be at noon and 1:30 p.m.

Adults in need of something with which to wash down their food can enjoy mango-themed libations during the Mango Cocktail Mixdown from noon to 2 p.m. Mixologists will be preparing drinks using bourbon, rum, and tequila.

The day’s first event will have a state fair feel. The Best Mango Contest at 9 a.m. will host backyard mango growers whose fruit will be judged for best aroma, flavor, flesh, and skin.

Guests who want to test their own judging skills can taste and purchase ripe fruit during a market from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mango farmers will share information about their work and their produce.

Individual mangoes can weight as much as 3 pounds, according to the University of Hawaii Extension
. The trees, which can grow as tall as 90 feet, bear fruit between June and September.

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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.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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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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Many of us know how delicious mangoes are!

Basically, mangoes are very nutritious and healthy to eat regularly, where not only just kids but also adults love to eat. These mangoes are only found in the large areas of India and it is said to be the hub of mangoes where huge quantities of mangoes are exported from this country to all the countries.

When we look into mango leaves­ they’re basically like the all other leaves i.e. green in color.
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Mango leaves are rich in:
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
Vitamin C
Also rich in flavonoids and phenols
Have powerful antioxidant properties

These were just the qualities of these leaves­ now we’ll understand about the importance of these leaves and the medical impact on the human body.

1. Diabetes

These leaves are rich in tannins called anthocyanidins­ useful for treating diabetes in the early stage.
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