22 Mankurad

A FRUIT ENTHUSIAST'S DIARY


22. MANKURAD

June 2024

 

Fruit -Mango

 

Variety - Mankurad. Summer 2024 is the first time we’ve been able to source this variety, so we’re really excited for our customers to try them!

 

LocationUnited Kingdom 🇬🇧


Bought from

https://myexoticfruit.com/shop/

My Exotic Fruit, Unit 19, Oaklands Farm Estate, Goatsmoor Lane, Stock, Ingatestone CM4 9RS.

01277 809810

 

Cost -Click here for the current website price. Please call the shop on 01277 809810 for the in-store price.

 

Grown -Goa, India


Description - You’d be forgiven if, at first glance, you mistook mankurad mangoes for alphonso mangoes.


Yet, despite the physical resemblance, the differences between mankurad and alphonso mangoes are a constant source of debate in India – whereas the ‘king of mangoes’ is often considered the superior choice, Goans proudly regard their native mankurad mangoes to be the best mangoes money can buy!


Unusually for South Asian mangoes, mankurad mangoes are fibrous

Although I love the buttery smooth texture of fibreless mangoes, I really enjoyed the texture of the mankurad mango too: whereas fibrous mangoes usually have firmer flesh, I found that this variety remained wonderfully soft, with a delightful creaminess and chalkiness reminiscent of Caribbean Julie mangoes!


These mangoes also differ in that they don’t have the strong fragrant aroma that’s characteristic of other South Asian variety. Yet, their flesh boasts a brilliant flavour, with exceptional fruity, tropical notes.


Storage -Keep refrigerated once ripe.


Rating - 8.8/10. They will definitely be one of my go-to Indian mangoes this season. They are one of my tasting highlights of the year, although I’m expecting to eat fruits which are even better!


Available from My Exotic Fruit?

Yes, you can buy them on our website! They are only usually available in May and June though, so place your order quickly when they’re in stock!


Do we sell mankurad mango seeds and seedlings? 

Not at the moment.


Do you have something interesting to tell us about mankurad mangoes, or any

other fruit we sell

We'd love to hear from you! Email us on blog@myexoticfruit.com and, with your permission, we'll add your information to our website.