Mango is without a doubt the most delectable treat that Mother Nature has bestowed upon us. Mangoes provide a pleasant treat every time we eat them, whether they’re sweet or tart. India is the world’s largest mango producer, accounting for 40% of global trade. In addition, it is the world’s sixth-largest exporter.
Mango never ceases to astonish anyone, not only with its flavour but also with its long and illustrious history. Mangoes come in over a thousand different types around the world.
Miyazaki Mango, Japan
The neatly planted fruits are also known as “The Egg of the sun”, as they are grown in the Miyazaki region of Japan. This pricey fruit will set you back almost 3.4 lakhs per kilogram. The care that goes into developing them is the reason for the expensive price tag,
Each mango is wrapped in a thin net, allowing sunlight to get through and giving the fruit a uniform, ruby-red colour. The mango is not harvested by hand, but rather allowed to fall when fully ripe, ensuring freshness. When the fruit falls from the tree, the protective net cushions it. A pair of these mangoes reportedly sold for $3,744m at an auction in 2017.
Top End Mangoes, Australia
This is one of the expensive mangoes in the world when a tray of 12 mangoes sold for $50,000 in 2010. Each mango was now valued at around $4,000 each.
The Alphonso mango, often known as the King of Mangoes, is named after the Portuguese general Afonso de Albuquerque. Alphonso is the most sought-after mango cultivar in the world due to its unrivalled taste and texture. The mango costs in the range of Rs 200-300 for a kilogram during season.
Alphonso, which is grown in Maharashtra’s Konkan region, is credited with making mango the country’s national fruit. The Geogr prize has been given to the Alphonso mango from the Konkan region. Geographical Indication (GI) status has been granted to the Alphonso mango from the Konkan region.
This mango cultivar was included in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1995 as the sweetest variety on the planet. Carabao is said to have 14 strains, the sweetest of which is Sweet Elena of Zambles. When unripe, the carabao mango looks green and tastes sour, but as it ripens, it turns orange-yellow.
Citizens of the Philippines frequently see the carabao as a symbol of national pride. The South Asian nation is the world’s second-largest exporter of mangoes. Manila, the country’s capital, has a significant part in the history and trading of mangoes around the world
Sindhri is a huge oval-shaped mango that ranks among the best mango kinds in the world. The Sindh region of Pakistan is famous because of this mango, at least for some people. Sindhri has a long shelf life and a pleasant flavour, according to traders and growers. It is also grown in Pakistan’s Rahim Yar Khan and Multan regions. It costs Rs 300-400 for a kilogram.
Sindhri’s peak season begins in mid-May and finishes in the latter weeks of June. Anwar Ratool, Chaunsa, Saroli, Samar Bahisht, Fajri, Neelum, Almas, Sanwal, Surkha, Sunera, and many other mango varieties can be found in Pakistan.
One of India’s expensive mangoes is named after it was made exclusively for a Nawab. The Kohitur from West Bengal—named after the Nawab and costs upwards of Rs1,000 each. Remember to put these mangoes on your culinary bucket list because their numbers are still low and extinction is a real possibility.
Among these is the Kohitur, which is unquestionably the crown jewel of the fruit. This mango is thought to have been created for Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah in the 18th century by a horticulturist named Hakim Ada Mohammadi, whose main task was to create new mango varieties for the nawabs. It is a hybrid between the now-extinct Kalopahar and another unrecorded variation.
This type is known for its remarkable weight and sweetness and is priced between Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 per piece. The trees bearing this fruit, which are about 11 inches long and weigh 3.5-4 kg, must be held up to support the weight. Buyers must book months in advance because of its high demand.