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Exploring the Diverse World of Indian Mangoes.

Aamrai: Exploring the Diverse World of Indian Mangoes.

India, the land of diverse cultures and traditions, is also the proud home of the world’s most delicious and varied mangoes. The arrival of mangoes signals the onset of summer, bringing with it a wave of sweetness and nostalgia. Among the numerous varieties of mangoes that adorn the markets, one stands out for its unparalleled taste and aroma – the Ratnagiri Alphonso, also known as Hapus.

Ratnagiri Alphonso: The Crown Jewel

Ratnagiri Alphonso, cultivated in the coastal region of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, is often considered the epitome of mango perfection. Its golden-yellow hue, rich flavour, and smooth, creamy texture make it a favorite among mango lovers. The unique coastal climate and the lateritic soil of Ratnagiri contribute to the distinctive taste of this mango, setting it apart from other varieties.

The Alphonso’s sweetness is perfectly balanced with a hint of acidity, and its rich, buttery flesh is almost devoid of fiber, making every bite a sheer delight. The aroma is intoxicating, a heady mix of sweetness and tropical freshness that can transport you to the orchards of Ratnagiri. This variety is often enjoyed on its own, but it also adds a luxurious touch to desserts, shakes, and salads.

Diverse Varieties of Indian Mangoes

While the Ratnagiri Alphonso may be the star, India’s mango diversity is immense, with each region boasting its unique varieties that cater to different palates.

1. Dasheri

Originating from the Dasheri village in Uttar Pradesh, Dasheri mangoes are known for their sweet and aromatic flavour. They are medium-sized with a greenish-yellow skin and a smooth, fiberless pulp that melts in your mouth. The juicy texture and fragrance make Dasheri a popular choice for both eating fresh and making mango-based delicacies.

2. Langra

Langra mangoes, primarily grown in Varanasi, have a distinct green skin even when ripe. They are known for their tangy-sweet taste and fibrous texture. Langra is highly sought after for its unique flavour profile, which balances tartness with a pleasant sweetness.

3. Kesar

Grown in Gujarat, the Kesar mango is often dubbed the “Queen of Mangoes.” Its bright orange flesh and sweet, slightly tangy taste make it a favorite in the western parts of India. Kesar mangoes are also renowned for their saffron-like color, which adds to their appeal.

4. Himsagar

Hailing from West Bengal, Himsagar is a small to medium-sized mango with a distinctive sweetness and a strong aroma. The pulp is entirely fiberless, making it an excellent choice for fresh consumption and mango-based desserts.

5. Totapuri

The Totapuri mango, with its distinct beak-like shape, is widely cultivated in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. It is less sweet compared to other varieties and has a tangy flavour, making it ideal for pickles, salads, and savoury dishes.

The Cultural and Economic Significance

Mangoes are deeply embedded in Indian culture and economy. They feature prominently in religious rituals, festivals, and culinary traditions. The mango season is eagerly awaited every year, and the fruit is often exchanged as a gesture of goodwill and hospitality.

Economically, mangoes contribute significantly to the livelihoods of farmers across the country. The export of premium varieties like Ratnagiri Alphonso brings substantial revenue and international acclaim to Indian agriculture.

In the vast orchard of Indian mangoes, the Ratnagiri Alphonso reigns supreme. Its unparalleled taste and aroma make it a true ambassador of the “King of Fruits.” However, the diverse varieties from different regions add to the rich tapestry of flavours, each offering a unique taste of India’s agricultural heritage. Whether you’re savouring the buttery smoothness of Alphonso or the tangy sweetness of Langra, Indian mangoes promise a delightful experience that transcends borders and brings a taste of India to the world.

At Aamrai, we celebrate this incredible diversity and strive to bring you the finest mangoes that India has to offer, ensuring that every bite is a journey into the heart of mango paradise.

Our Organic Hapus Are Certified!

Aamrai’s organic mangoes are internationally acclaimed and certified by NPOP (EU), NOP (USDA) and JAS (Japan). Our orchards have been certified since 2005. Get only the best that Ratnagiri has to offer only at Aamrai!

Organic Alphonso Mangoes Certified by GI

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