Nothing can be sweeter than fresh Philippine mangoes. Our national fruit has made its mark in the world with its unique sweetness, fruity aroma and buttery flesh fit to call ‘a food for the gods’.
The sweetness of a home-grown Philippine mango is incomparable to any other, and the sourness of the green mango is something to crave for. The most famous types of Philippine mango are the Carabao, Pico and Indian which are available all year round in the country. Philippine Mangoes are exported to many countries around the world and are preferred by many for its one of a kind taste and soft flesh that almost melts in the mouth once eaten.
Did you know: Australia only allows fresh mangoes coming from the island of Guimaras in the Philippines? Guimaras is very famous for producing the sweetest mangoes in the world. It was also reported that mangoes from the island are being served for dinners at the White House and the Buckingham Palace.
Pangasinan, Isabela, Negros Occidental, Zamboanga Del Norte and Nueva Vizcaya are the largest mango growing and exporting provinces in the country. The Mango Festival in Zambales and the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras are two of the more famous festivals dedicated to these famous fruits.
There are a lot of products that can be made from mangoes like:
Dried Mangoes (famous delicacies for gifts or pasalubong)
Mango ice cream
May it be enjoying the sweetness of a ripe mango after a meal, or turning it into a mango shake to combat the heat of the sun, or maybe eating green mangoes, complimented with bagoong (shrimp paste), with delight, Philippine mangoes are definitely something we can be proud of and our families abroad surely miss.