Alphonso mango

The Alphonso mango, also known as the “king of mangoes,” is a variety of mango that is widely considered to be one of the most delicious and sought-after types of mango in the world.
Grown primarily in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, particularly in the Ratnagiri, Raigad and Konkan regions, Alphonso mangoes are known for their sweet, rich, and fruity flavor. They have a delicate texture and a thin seed that makes up for a small percentage of the fruit. They are also known for their vibrant orange color and its characteristic shape, which is a bit curved.
The Alphonso mango is named after Afonso de Albuquerque, a Portuguese general and military expert who helped establish Portuguese colonies in India. The mango is believed to have been brought to India by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and has since become one of the most popular varieties of mango in the country.
In India, Alphonso mangoes are typically harvested from April to June. The fruit is highly perishable, so it is often sold within a few days of being picked, and is often considered a “seasonal delicacy.”
Due to their exquisite taste, Alphonso Mangoes are highly priced and is a delicacy for many. It’s also exported worldwide but the cost remains high due to its rarity.
Alphonso mangoes can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. They can be eaten fresh, and are often served with a sprinkle of salt and chili powder to bring out the flavor. They can also be used to make a variety of dishes, such as chutneys, jams, and smoothies.
In conclusion, Alphonso Mangoes are known as the “king of mangoes” and are highly sought after due to its exceptional taste and texture. They are grown primarily in the western Indian state of Maharashtra and are highly perishable thus considered a seasonal delicacy. It has a long history and cultural significance in India, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.