Summer has arrived in Pakistan, which means many of us are looking forward to enjoying the Mango season. Pakistani mangoes are considered the best mangoes globally for their unique taste and hundreds of varieties that are grown in the country.
Pakistan is the 5th largest mango producer globally, and mango is the 2nd largest fruit-produced in the country after citrus. The fruit is grown in the provinces of Sindh and Punjab. Over 200 variants of mangoes are cultivated in the country, and peak mango harvesting months are June and July, while the cultivation occurs in February or at the beginning of March.
The present government is making conscious efforts to boost local industry. That is why the development of mango hybrid has remained their primary focus. While many kinds of mangoes are cultivated in the country, two famous varieties include Sindhri and Chaunsa. Locals love to get their hands on them as soon as they start appearing in the market. Other than that, they are also exported in large quantities.
Here are 6 Types of Mangoes That You Must Try From Pakistan:
1 – Langra
Langra hits Pakistani markets from mid-July to August. You can identify this kind of mango by its color, which is yellowish-greenish. Even after it is ripe, it doesn’t change color, unlike other mangoes. The flesh of this kind of mango is fibreless, yellowish-brown, and has a strong smell when ripe. Best for preservation and canning.
2 – Anwar Ratol
Anwar Ratol is found in the Punjab province of Pakistan. This kind of mango is high in demand and has a distinctive sweet taste and fragrance with fibreless flesh. Best to consume them within the first duration it appears in the market, from May to July.
3 – Dussehri
Dussehri mangoes are known for their juiciest pulp with an impeccable taste. The roots of the mango trace back to the 18th century, to the gardens of the Nawab of Lucknow. These mangoes are mostly small in size but taste delicious. The best time to have these mangoes is the beginning of July.
4 – Sindhri
Sindhri mangoes are a variety of mangoes from Sindh, Mirpur Khas District. These mangoes have yellowish skin, are oval-shaped, and exceptionally aromatic. For many people, the Sindhri mango is the epitome of taste and texture in mangoes. Generally, the Sindhri mango is very sweet; however, they are quite tangy in taste if tried earlier in the season.
5 – Chaunsa
Chaunsa is cultivated in Rahim Yar Khan and Multan. It is one of the most rejoiced mangoes across the world because it is particularly sweet and juicy. You can identify Chaunsa by its wonderful fragrance. Other than that, it has minimum fiber and a thick stone in the middle with light yellow flesh.
6 – Fajri
Fajri is a kind of mango that is quite rare in taste. This is because of its sweet taste, unique breed, and particularly rare texture. You can identify this kind of mango by its skin which is pale in color. While the skin is an indicator, the pulp can also be used to identify this kind of mango,, fiber-less.
Pakistan exports 7–10% of its total production, valued at around US$ 20 million per year, which makes it a leading mango exporter in the world.
Pakistan mainly exports mango to Dubai, Iran, China, and Europe. According to a Khaleej Times report, Pakistani mangoes are now in full demand in Dubai and Sharjah. Residents have lined up at markets to grab the first Pakistani mangoes available. The hype of Pakistani mangoes has increased over the past years in the region. A very famous service, ‘Mangoes in Lamborghini’, is a big success, a service by Pakistan Super Market.
A PIA flight scheduled to leave for Canada without any passengers due to travel restrictions left with tons of Pakistani mangoes instead. This shows that the Pakistani mangoes are becoming ever so popular across the world and are now entering the Canadian market.
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With the onset of summers comes the excitement to devour the king of fruits, mangoes. Mangoes are loved by everyone all around the world, and it’s interesting to see those unique twists in recipes, be it our desi-styled mango lassi popsicles or western themed Panna cottas.
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