Where does the mango in the supermarket come from?
The mango is mainly grown in tropical and subtropical areas. The main growing areas are large parts of Asia, Central and South America, Africa, the Caribbean, Israel and Australia. But mangoes are now also being grown in Europe, for example in Spain, more precisely in the Canary Islands. About 75 percent of the world's mango production comes from Asia.
- When is a mango ripe?
- How do you store a mango correctly?
- The fascinating world of mango varieties
Some growing areas of the mango:
- United States
Are there different types of mangoes?
There are many different types of mangoes, both wild and cultivated. They differ not only in shape and color but also considerably in size and taste.
Usually each cultivation region has its own preferred type of mango. Indian mangoes are mostly beautiful yellow, sometimes with a red sheen or reddish spots. The Filipino mangoes, on the other hand, stay green even when they are ripe. Deep red firm mangoes probably come from Brazil, they are still unripe, even if they don't look like that.
Use of the mango
Mangoes are great for raw consumption. They can therefore be processed well in an exotic fruit salad. However, only ripe mangoes taste really good. Ripe mangoes can be easily pressed in with your finger and have a very aromatic smell. Often they have small dark spots on the shell.
Mangoes can also be processed very well into chutneys, jam or compote. In India they are part of numerous different dishes and an indispensable part of the kitchen. Use it to refine a sauce or curry. The fine acidity harmonizes perfectly with a slight sharpness.
Tips & Tricks
Only buy ripe mangoes, otherwise the sensitive mango could rot before it ripens sufficiently.