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Also Known As : King of Mangoes, Hapus, Apoos
Technical Name : Mangifera indica


Taste Profile

It has a sharply sweet flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Alphonso when used in sorbet, ice cream, mousse, and other desserts render delicious taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Real Alphonso Mangoes


Alphonso mangoes are orangish yellow, small, smooth, uniform and somewhat egg-shaped in appearance. It is a seasonal fruit, considered to be among the most superior varieties of mango in terms of sweetness, richness and flavour.

Health benefits

  • Alphonso mangoes are rich in iron and prevent anemia effectively.(1)
  • It helps to prevent digestive problems such as constipation and acidity.(1)
  • It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes.(1)
  • It helps to relieve  kidney problems such as kidney stones.(1)

Selection Guide

Natural alphonso mangoes give natural aroma that is noticeable from a distance.Chemically ripened mangoes do not give such aroma. Look for mangoes that are soft to touch . Naturally ripened mangoes show gradients in yellows and green.Avoid chemically ripened mangoes that are yellow, yet hard.  


Early ripening of alphonso by making use of calcium carbide may cause cancer and can even affect the neurological system.(2)

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