Kesar To Alphonso- Types Of Mangoes Found In India
If there’s anything that makes summer so special then it has to be the king of Indian fruits, Mangoes. Only a true mango lover would know how it feels to have refreshing and delicious mango on a hot summer day. India is a place where one can find numerous different types of mangoes and it is believed that India alone produces somewhere around 1500 varieties of mangoes every year. Here we bring you the list of famous mangoes that are found in India. Know interesting details about these mangoes.
The Gir Kesar mango is also known simply as Kesar mangoes. These are cultivated in the foothills of Girnar (Gujarat). How can one identity these mangoes? It’s with its bright orange-colored pulp and distinctive fragrance that can simply just light up your mood. Kesar mangoes are dull in yellow color and it has a green tinge. The pulp inside is saffron-colored and thus it has been named Kesar.
Alphonso is popularly also called Hapus, this is one of the most expensive mangoes that come to Indian markets during the summer. The real Alphonso mangoes are cultivated in Devgad and Ratnagiri districts. These are oval in shape and they have gradients of yellow and green, which are not fully yellow in color. Regions that are popular for Alphonso mangoes in India are Devgad, Ratnagiri, Raigad, and Konkan regions.
The ‘Dasheri’ mango hails from Kakori, Lucknow. These types of mangoes are mostly cultivated in the northern parts of India. Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of the Dasheri mangoes. These mangoes are popularly known for eating without cutting them, one can simply suck the pulp from its hole. It is believed that Dasheri mangoes were first grown by the Nawambs during the 18th century. How can one identify the Dasheri mango? With its appearance which is long in shape, it has a strong aroma and fiber-less flesh.
The Totapuri mangoes are also known as the Ginimoothi mangoes, these are mostly cultivated in the South region of India. Netizens also call it by alternative names such as Bangalore, Collector, Kallamai, Kili Mooku, Gilli, Mukku, and Sandersha mangoes. Since the shape of this mango appears like a parrot, it has been named Totapuri. These are not known for sweetness and they are Golden Yellow in color.
‘Chaunsa’ is also called the Chausa mangoes that have originally come from the South Asian region. It is grown in some parts of India and the story of these mangoes goes back to Sher Shah Suri’s era, when he wanted to celebrate his victory over Humayun. He named his favorite fruit-Chausa. The name came after a town in Bihar where these mangoes are grown and cultivated. These mangoes are found in the market from July to August and these can be identified with their bright yellow color and aroma.
The Badami mangoes are easily found in the Indian markets. These are quite heavy and big in size. These mangoes come earlier in the market in comparison to other variants and these are slightly different in texture. It has pale yellow, thin skin and a potato-like appearance.
The Langra mango is also popularly known as the Banarasi Langra. It is mostly cultivated in Varanasi (Banaras) and Northern India, Bangladesh including few other countries. In some parts, it is also called Danka Mango. It is oval in shape and usually green in color, even after it’s fully ripe. These mangoes are known for their sweetness.
Other types of Indian mangoes include Safeda, Bombay Green, Neelam, Raspuri, Malgoa/Mulgoba, Lakshmanbhog just to name a very few.
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