Alphonso Fruit King of Mango
There are several species of mango in India, 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 a 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 from flowering from December to February and start bearing fruits by February end or the beginning of March.
The actual season is from March to June, where the beloved Hapus shines on the trees in the Konkan district.
The King's reign ends by June, but its taste rules the hearts of this world forever.
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, in which there was a common variant of Brazilian mangoes. The Portuguese farmers thought of this as an excellent opportunity to attach the shoots of these Brazilian mango and Indian mango trees together.
They planted this new seedling in their backyards in Goa, and after a year, surprisingly, the trees bore fruit. So they kept on planting more of these seedlings.
It was then they realized that this variant is unique. They had a distinct taste, texture, and aroma. On that, they displayed phenotype plasticity.
The shape, the texture, the taste changed according to the region they were grown in. The Portuguese even tried grafting on mango, which turned out to be very beneficial and it is still followed by every farmer who grow alphonso mango.
This fruit made the Portuguese realize that 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 looks soft but feels hard when held.
Aroma: Naturally grown Alphonso mango has a very distinct and sweet aroma to it. A single one stored in a room can fill the room with its sweet smell. While others grown in some areas looks like Hapus but doesn't give any odor or smell awful when pressed hard against the nose.
Color: Naturally grown ripe mangoes have a greenish yellow hue and a red tint on the top. Chemically ripened ones have a different color and look very yellow. When buying mangoes, check the colors properly.
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, shouldn't be green if they know that they were harvested before proper ripening.
Fresh mango is an abundant source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
When buying, quality cannot be ignored as there are varieties of mango and only Alphonso mango have the proper qualities. Apart from the delicious taste and unique aroma of these stone fruit, it is packed health benefits.
One bowl of Alphonso mango contains 225grams, in which there are 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 a 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, alpha-carotene.
The vitamins present in Hapus are beneficial in for the regeneration of skin and also soften hair. It helps add strength to your bones with vitamin K.
The potassium, fibers and vitamins in fruits prevents health diseases, they controls the homocysteine levels which protects against coronary diseases.
Not just mango but its leaves are also beneficial for maintaining blood sugars. It is a boon for humanity. They also help respiratory problems, and are effective on people with asthma, colds, and bronchitis.
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