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A Journey Into Paradise

Mexico’s Marvelous Mangos

15 May, 2014

According to a 2013 interview with NPR,Mexico has emerged as the world’s largest exporter of mangos and the American market is – quite literally – eating them up. In 2012,more than 300,000 tons of mangos were exported from Mexico and 1 out of every 20 mangos that are consumed in the world are now grown in Mexico real estate. In addition,mango consumption in the U.S. has risen by more than 30 percent over the last five years and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

A popular way to enjoy mangos in Mexico – especially when buying directly from street vendors – is to simply slice it into in a cup,add a squeeze of lemon juice,a dash of chili powder,and voila! In addition,mangos work well in a wide variety of cuisines,including recipes that are both sweet and savory.

Mexico’s climate is ideal for growing mangos,while its close proximity to the U.S. helps keep transportation costs down and allows farmers to leave them on the trees to ripen longer,which produces a better tasting,sweeter fruit. Interestingly,the very first mangos have been traced back more than five thousand years to Southeast Asia,and it is believed that seeds first made their way into Mexico via ship sometime in the 17th century.

Mangos grow into massive evergreen trees in Mexico’s moderate climate,which provides the ideal combination of rainy and dry seasons these plants need to thrive. While visiting,be sure to sample the five different types of mango that are currently cultivated in Mexico,including including the Ataúlfo,Haden,Tommy Adkins,Kent and Keitt. 

Also known as the Champagne mango,the Ataúlfo variety is closely related to India’s Alphonso variety and is golden yellow in color with a thin pit and sweet,rich flavor. Likely a cross between Mulgoba and Turpentine mangos,the Haden variety is named after retired U.S. army officer Captain John J. Haden,who grew the first of this kind in Coconut Grove,Florida back in 1902. Tommy Adkins mangos are often found in a striking purplish color and are coveted by sellers for their long shelf life and resistance to bruising during transport. A cross between the Brooks and Haden mangos in 1938 by Leith D. Kent resulted in the Kent mango,which is known for its superior flavor and low fiber content. Finally,the Keitt mangos were also originally cultivated in Florida and are believed to be a blend resulting from the Brooks and Mulgoba varieties. 

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These laid back viewing trips are never sponsored by a developer and allow potential buyers to spend a few days getting acquainted with Mexico. We will help you check out a variety of homes and/or investment properties while you enjoy a free,5-star mini vacation.

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