9 April 2013

The King is here!

I mean, the king of fruits, of course ........ THE MANGO!


Yum, yum, yum! After 8 months of waiting, the king has finally arrived - and thankfully the prices this year are down due to lower exports and so we can enjoy mangoes earlier.

For those unfamiliar with this fruit, it is widely available in the tropical countries and distributed worldwide. It has a lovely sunshine colour, is fleshy and absolutely delicious!

One of the most famous varieties of mangoes is the "Alphonso." This is the one which is exported from India. Due to the high export demand in most years, the price of Alphonsos in Mumbai is always quite high and it is considered quite an expensive fruit.


And regarding the long wait - well, mangoes are only available in the summer months and so we get to eat them for only 3-4 months a year. But the wait is well worth it! I will be gorging on this fruit for the next 3 months everyday - so that I can have my fill before the season is gone.

In addition to being delicious, the mango is also one of the most nutritious fruits. So gorging on it has several health benefits too - as follows:
  • Anti cancerogenic and prevents breast, colon and prostate cancer
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Acts as a skin cleanser
  • Keeps eyes healthy
  • Prevents Diabetes
  • Improves Digestion
  • Boosts Immune system
  • Excellent source of Vitamin A, B6, C and E
So how many of you out there are crazy about mangoes (like me - I made a post on a fruit!) and love to enjoy them while the season lasts?

Below is a photo of the skin of mango which I peeled in the shape of an octopus to entertain my nephew :D

69 comments:

  1. Aren't they awesome? We're enjoying priyurs, malgovas, neelams and muvandans - all from our own trees - in Kerala and pickling the raw ones. Long may it last! How did you manage to peel them like that??
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    1. I just peeled off in section without reaching the end and then pulled off the whole skin to get the octopus :)
      I love the pickles made from raw ones too!

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  2. fine post :)

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  3. Mangos are so delicious! Especially when you blend them with other things.

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  5. Yes mango is a king so delicious :) I want one now
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  6. im craving mangoessssss now!!!!!

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  7. I am following you on GFC, G+ and BL xx

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  8. Great clicks! already following you on GFC....

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  9. Following you on GFC and bloglovin both...
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  10. i looove mango :)

    I am following you now :)

    Keep in touch

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  11. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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    1. I would love to follow each other :)

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  12. thanks for your comment. sure we could follow each other. are you facebook??? leave me a msg wen you follow me. I'll follow rite back:)

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  13. hey, following you now and waiting back xx
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  14. Hello, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello!
    Of course we can follow each other, I’m following you now on GFC (number 155) and bloglovin' so now it’s your turn to follow back!
    I also really like mangos!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  15. I am crazy abt Mangoes..i didnt know abt its nutritional benefits. i limit my intake to one a day coz i tend to put on weight during the mango season. :(
    This fruit deserves more than a post.


    Aditi
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  16. Mango is definitely one of my favorite fruits. Actually one of my favorite flavors in general. I'm pleased to know it's super healthy as well! ;)

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    1. Yeah, I was pleased too! Makes it even more fun to eat them :)

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  17. That's perfecto 'cause I DO love mango!!;-)
    Thanks for following me back darling!! Wait for you on the blog!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  18. thanks for stopping by my blog. yeah follow each other looks like a good idea! i'm following you on gfc and bloglovin :)
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  19. Thank you for the comment on my blog. Of course we can follow each other. Following you on GFC, G+ and Bloglovin.

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  20. Thank you for your lovely comment!!!
    I love fruit, and also mango of course :)
    Im following you :)
    xxx

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  21. Oh, don't talk about mangoes yet, I have weight issues :)

    Just followed you on GFC and bloglovin sweetheart...

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  22. Thanks for your comment. Iwould like to follow each other. Followed you on GFC, G+ and Bloglovin. Follow me back? Please let me know.:)
    kisses,
    victoria
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  23. I totally love Mangoes!!! So creative of you to cut the mango peel into octopus shape. Sure your nephew would have been amused!
    Btw, I just created my G+ page Rosh. Do follow there too if you like! :)
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    1. Thanks Bhushavali. Would love to follow each other on G+

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  24. Love mangoes! and by the way, you are very beautiful woman honey!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog xxx

    I’d love to following you on GFC and bloglovin’ too! Now you?

    Kisses from Poland!
    Renews xxx

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  25. my favorite fruit! love mangoes xx
    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog - i'm now following you.
    hope you keep in touch
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  26. hey sweetie, thank you for the comment on my blog :) of course I would like to follow you and I'm already doing it!! kisses!!

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  27. Great post! I really enjoyed reading it! I'm following you now on gfc,now it's your turn! :)

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  28. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Following you now =)

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  29. Love it :P

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  30. hey sweetie!! I loooove mangos, it's a really delicious fruit ;) thank you for the comment on my blog ;) I'm following you. kisses

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