Summer Special: Mania of the King of Fruits, Mango | Sikh Vogue
- Edited by Nishi Tilara
- Aug 04, 2017
When you hear Summer, which is the one fruit that comes to your
Summer is the longest of all the seasons available in India. It has its own fans and haters. For
me personally, I like summer for just one reason that you tend to wear lovely dresses. Ha ha,
But not to be missed is that it brings on various seasonal veggies and fruits along. It is the
season for the King of fruits, Mango! Yes, summer season to some is a synonym to Mango
Mango bears National Importance!
Did you know? Mango not only is of national importance in India, but also in
Pakistan and the Philippines too.
There are a variety of Mangoes available in India varying in the price ranges and tastes. Based
on the location the variety is grown and sold across.
Some types of Mango
Alphonso, the king of mangoes. Also known as Hapoos, and one of the most
expensive Mangoes. Produced in Indian states like Maharastra, Gujrat and Karnataka.
Chausa, the yellow-golden mango gets its history from emperor Sher Shah Suri. This
mostly grown in the northern parts of the country, And its sweetness is to die for.
Dussehri, the luscious mango owes its birth to the Rohilla chieftains. These are sweet
and small babies. I bet you can’t just have one 😛 Uttar Pradesh state is the largest
producer of this type in India.
Totapuri, as the name suggests this one comes is a unique shape. A too colourful
from red, yellow and green. Cultivated in southern India.
Langra, the story says the owner of the tree of this variety was a lame guy. Hence the
name is Langra ;). This one is fibrous and has a sweet and tangy flavour. Abundant in
the regions of Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Season: Mid July-August
Safeda, these are a beautiful yellow and fiberless mangoes. Have a sweet taste and
are available from Andhra Pradesh.
Sindoori, there are beautiful red top mangoes, hence called so. Extremely juicy and
delicious to the core.
Season: Mid May-June
Kesar, the expensive breed used to prepare Aamras. Resides from Ahmedabad, The
fruit is known to have a very strong aroma and Sam is the taste.
Season: June-early July
There are ‘n’ number of other varieties available too. Some of them are hybrid too. Recently a
new variety has been named as “Modi Mango”
How to choose best Mangoes?
Choosing the best of the King of Fruits, Mango is an art in itself. You ought to find the ones
that are firm but yield to slight pressure. Also, it is very important to check the skin of the
fruit. Make sure it is unbroken and the colour is a gradient from green to yellow, orange or
In case you ought to ripen a tender green mango, place the unripe mangoes in a paper bag.
Avoid buying mangoes that have too many black spots, they are an indication of being
Although mango is a summer fruit, it is important to store them in a cool place for a longer
shelf life. And enjoy the taste better 🙂
Benefits of eating Mango
Good for Eye Health
Keeps Blood Pressure under control
Good for Skin
Helps in Digestion
Good for Heart
Improves Sex Life
When available in abundance we tend to invent various delicacies for the same. Here are few
of my favourites. You can share your favourite dishes made of Mango.
Green Mango Chutney
Mango Ice cream
There are various Mango festivals held in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Lucknow,
Ahmedabad which are surely heaven for Mango Lovers. In India Mango is treated more than
just a fruit, it’s a cultural legacy.
The mango is also treated as a symbol of Good luck and prosperity. Mango leaves are used at
various pujas and ceremonies in India.
I bet everyone one has their special mango stories from childhood. From climbing the trees to
having like a dozen of them at a go. The King of Fruits, Mango has, is and will be a crucial part
of everyone’s life. India has been cultivating this juicy, flavorful and delightful fruits for almost
4000 years now. History has a say here 😛