India thrives on the philosophy of "To each his own". This philosophy can be used even for mangoes.
India is home to a wide array of mango varieties, from Dasheri in the north to Neelam in the south.
You can find a vast variety and everyone gets to choose whichever type they like. But there's one type which is loved by all.
That beloved variant is the Alphonso or Hapus mango. Hapus is rich in sweetness and aroma.
It is packed with flavor, healthy nutrients and has beautiful yellow skin. It is a natural alternative to artificial sugar.
It improves digestion, blood circulation, prevents cancer, and is great for hair and skin.
Origin of Ratnagiri Alphonso
Hapus was brought to India by a Portuguese military officer, Alphonso de Albuquerque. He also taught Indians grafting.
Hapus grows exclusively in Konkan. That's because its taste depends on the soil it grows in.
Konkan has volcanic soil and a hot-humid climate. It adds to the flavor of Hapus.
Other states have tried growing Hapus but they couldn't beat Konkan.
Two of Konkan's districts are especially known for their Alphonso mangoes: Devgad and Ratnagiri.
Ratnagiri Alphonso Mangoes
In Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, mango orchids spread across 8208 square kilometers. These 8208 sq km produce the best Hapus mangoes.
These aams are prized for their distinct aroma, taste, flavor, and texture. Unlike Devgad Hapus, this variant has a bright golden yellow skin.
Its superior quality has earned it a GI tag. GI tag is the ultimate benchmark for quality.
It is awarded to superior quality products that are produced in a specific region.
The best part about Ratnagiri Hapus is that they are carbide-free mangoes. Carbide is a chemical compound that speeds up the ripening process.
As a result, the mango turns yellow but is hard to touch. When naturally ripened, an aam turns soft like pear or avocado when fully ripe.
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