Tasty Alphonso Fruit King of Mango
India has several species of mango, but the ruler of hearts, The Hapus, grows only in Konkan. Alphonso is known as the King of fruits in the world for its rich taste, tender-soft texture, and unique aroma.
When your lips start smacking and highly pleasing taste or smell or appealing to the sense of delicious yellow fruit from inside with red golden yellow skin outside with small red tinge.
The Alphonso mango is a tropical fruit that best grows in the coastal region of Konkan due to the low moisture climate. Devgad and Ratnagiri Alphonso Mango is such a divine fruit that it has been listed in things you should try before you die.
Alphonso mango growing period
The Alphonso mango trees start flowering from December to February and bear fruits by February or the beginning of March. The actual season is from March to June, when the beloved Hapus shines on the trees in the Konkan district. The King's reign ends by June, but its taste forever rules this world's hearts.
The beloved Alphonso mango never originated from India. It was the Portuguese who brought the Hapus to India in the 1500s. Under the reign of Afonso de Albuquerque, the Duke of Goa.
The Portuguese ruled over many lands and had vast trading in these countries. This trade consisted of many products, and fruits were one of them.
There was a ship carrying products from the Brazilian port to Goa's port, where there was a common variant of Brazilian mangoes. The Portuguese farmers considered this an excellent opportunity to attach the shoots of these Brazilian mango and Indian mango trees.
They planted this new seedling in their backyards in Goa; surprisingly, the trees bore fruit after a year. So they kept on planting more of these seedlings. It was then that they realized that this variant was unique. They had a distinct taste, texture, and aroma.
On that, they displayed phenotype plasticity. The shape, the texture, and the taste changed according to the region they were grown in.
The Portuguese even tried grafting on mango, which was very beneficial, and it is still followed by every farmer who grows the alphonso mango.
This fruit made the Portuguese realize they have made a work of art. Many species resembled Alphonso's characteristics but didn't have the ancient Alphonso's taste and aroma.
Look: ripe aam must look soft and feel soft when held in hand when fully ripened. But chemically grown ones look soft but feel hard when held.
Aroma: Naturally grown Alphonso mango has a distinct and sweet aroma. While others grown in some areas looks like Hapus but don't give any odor or smell awful when pressed hard against the nose. A single one stored in a room can fill the room with its sweet smell.
Color: Naturally grown ripe mangoes have a greenish-yellow hue and a red tint on the top. When buying mangoes, check the colors properly. Chemically ripened ones have a different color and look very yellow.
Wrinkles and inside: Many people think that having wrinkles on this fruit look beautiful. But the truth is it shouldn't have wrinkles. While on the inside, they shouldn't be green if they know they were harvested before proper ripening.
Fresh mango is an abundant source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Quality cannot be ignored when buying as there are varieties of mango and only Alphonso mango have the proper qualities. Apart from these stone fruit's delicious taste and unique aroma, it is packed with health benefits.
One bowl of Alphonso mango contains 225grams, with 105 calories, 76% of vitamin C, & 25% of other vitamins. Alphonso mango makes your immune system strong and decreases the chances of inflammation.
They are filled with vitamin A which improves night vision and reduces eyes dryness. They also maintain good eye health with the help of flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene.
The vitamins present in Hapus are beneficial for skin regeneration and softening hair. It helps add strength to your bones with vitamin K. The potassium, fibers, and vitamins in fruits prevent health diseases; they control the homocysteine levels, which protects against coronary diseases.
Not just mango but its leaves are also beneficial for maintaining blood sugars. They also help with respiratory problems and are effective in people with asthma, colds, and bronchitis. It is a boon for humanity.
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