The best thing about the summers is that other than the heat this season brings something else along with it – mangoes. There are a lot of delicious species of mangoes; some are sweeter than others, some vary in texture, taste and colour, some are soft and pulpy, and others are hard and fibrous like peaches.
To find out which mangoes across the globe are the best in taste, we did a little bit of research and here is what we found;
On number is Nigeria. Nigeria produces 790,200 tons of mangoes per year. Kerosene (yup, that’s a mango) and Sheri mango are some of the good variants mangoes found here.
Fun Fact: Did you know that the door of a newborn baby’s room, in Nigeria, is decorated with mango leaves to signify the sweetness and joy in giving birth to a son? Pretty sweet huh?
The Philippines is on the 9th place with mango production at 823,567 tons per year. The most common mango available here is fondly referred to by the government as the ‘Manila Super Mango’. According to the Guinness Book of World Records it is the sweetest mango in the world.
Fun Fact: Mangoes are also the national fruit in Philippines, just like us!
On number 8 is Bangladesh. It produces 1,047,850 tons of mangoes per year. There are hundreds of varieties of mangoes available in Bangladesh.
Fun fact: Mango trees are seen as symbols of love in Bangladesh. <3
Brazil ranks on 7th place with mango production of 1,188,910 tons per year. January is the height of mango season in Northeastern Brazil. The most famous mango here is the large Palmer mango. It’s purple!
Fun fact: Mango trees can bear fruits even after they reach their peak age of 300 years.
Indonesia stands at number six with production of 1,313,540 tons per year. Arumanis and Gedong Gincu mangoes are the main variety sold for export in these markets.
Fun Fact: Here, mangoes are seen as symbols of achievement.
Mexico is on 5th place and produces 1,632,650 tons of mangoes per year. Mexico produces five varieties of mangoes for export each with distinct quality.
Fun fact: Mango seeds, due to their high stearic acid content, are also used to make soaps and face creams!
Pakistan stands at the 4th place with mango production of 1,784,300 tons per year. There is large number of different varieties of sweet, juicy and full of aroma mangoes produced in Pakistan.
Fun Fact: Mangoes are also known as the “King of fruit” throughout the world. In fact, a mango tree can grown as tall as 100 feet!
Thailand is on 3rd place with mango production at 2,550,600 tons per year. Brahm Kai Meu is a cultivar of the mango Mangifera indica of Thai origin. Brahm Kai Meu stays relatively green with hardly any change in color when it’s ready to eat.
Fun Fact: The average size of a mango can contain up to 40% of your daily fiber requirement!
China is the 2nd largest producer of mangoes with production at 4,351,593 tons per year. The mango passion in China began in 1968 when Pakistan’s foreign minister presented Chairman Mao a case of the fruit.
Fun Fact: If you are choosing a mango, gently squeeze the nose of the fruit to gauge whether it is ripe enough or not. The colour is not necessarily the best indicator of ripeness.
India stands at the top of the list as the largest mango producer, producing up to 16,337,400 tons of mangoes per year. It is the most important fruit of India. There are lots of delicious varieties of mangoes available in India.
Fun Fact: In India, a basket full of mangoes is considered to be a sign of friendship.