Slurrrppp… slurrppp…. I love mangoes, and I am sure everybody else loves them too. It is one summer fruit that everybody looks forward to.
The delicious and juicy mango has long been one of the world's most popular fruits. The fruit's flavor is often described as an exotic mix of pineapple and peach. Mangoes are available from April to September, but June and July usually offer the best pick and prices.
Thought to be native to India, mangoes have been cultivated for more than 4,000 years. The tree is related to the pistachio and cashew and grows to an average of 50 feet in height. Each tree produces about 100 mangoes. If you haven't tried a fresh mango, you're in for a treat!
Raw Mangoes are green and very sour and can be transformed into (slurp..) Panha - a deliciously cool beverage! They can also be cooked in interesting ways to create accompaniments to your meal.
Ripe luscious mangoes are sweet and can be had as they are.. or converted into yummy desserts. So enjoy trying out these summer specials and be sure to let us know how you liked them.