In the 19th century Mirza Ghalib, the great Urdu/Persian poet, immortalized the mango in his beautiful verses, describing it as the “king of fruits” and extolling qualities such as its exotic aroma and its honey-sweetness. It shines at every feast, for rich or the poor alike
Mangoes are not only Pakistan’s national fruit, they are also part of culture, a networking tool, an instrument of social bonding and a diplomatic emissary worthy of being gifted to dignitaries all over the world.
MANGO Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 250 kJ (60 kcal)
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fibre 1.6 g
Fat 0.38 g
Protein 0.82 g
Vitamin A equiv. 7%
Beta-Carotene 54 μg
Lutein Zeaxanthin 6%, 640 μg, 23 μg
Thiamine (B1) 2% ,0.028 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 3% , 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) 4% , 0.669 mg
Pantothenic Acid (B5) 4% , 0.197 mg
Vitamin B6 9% , 0.119 mg
Folate (B9) 11% , 43 μg
Choline 2% , 7.6 mg
Vitamin C 44%, 36.4 mg
Vitamin E 6% , 0.9 mg
Vitamin K 4% , 4.2 μg
Pakistani Sunehra mango is a flat almond shaped mango, bigger in size with relatively smaller seed. It has an oval shape, yellowish lighter skin color with a smooth surface, heavy pulp with a sweet taste. Its season starts in July and ends in August. It’s firm, fibeless, aromatic and juicy.
Dasheri mangoes are long and oval shaped, with a light green or yellow-green skin when mature, becoming golden yellow when ripe. Dasheri mangoes have a fiberless, peach-colored flesh with a medium-sized stone. The flavor is very sweet and aromatic.
This cultivar retains a greenish tinge while ripening. It is normally harvested during the last half of July. It is considered suitable for slicing and canning. It gives out a sweet ripening smell when ripe and is full of juice and pulp.The best time for this Mango is during the last two weeks of July.
Fajri Mango is a big sized mango which is differentiated on its quality of being fiber less and relatively less aromatic. This big mango is a great source of obtaining a lot of pulp from a single fruit. The industries which need pulp in a large quantity in making of other foods and beverages like mango juices and other drinks, jams, pickles, chutneys and sauces etc. require a large quantities of Fajri Mangoes all around the year in order to meet their high mango-pulp needs.
ANWAR RATOL MANGO
It is a small mango and sweet, with it’s distinct flavour. A variation of the mango that was implanted in Pakistan and has become very popular. Its flavor is the main reason for its popularity- A small sized ratol delivers so much mango richness, flavor and sweetness that enthusiasts wait feverishly for this mango all year round. It is extensively grown in the Punjab province and the Sindh region of Pakistan.
The ‘Sindhri’ mango is a mango cultivar grown in Sindhri, a town in Sindh, and other areas of Sindh province in Pakistan. It is a large oval shaped mango which is extremely sweet and aromatic. It is considered the Queen of Mangoes because of its taste.
This is an incredibly delicate fruit with a deep yellow thin peel and a distinct elongated and pointed curved shape. The flesh is also deep yellow in colour.
Chaunsa’ mango, also known as the ‘Chausa’, is a named mango cultivar that originated from Rahim Yar Khan and Multan in Pakistan.
The fruit has a golden-yellow color when it is soft, is almost fiberless, and has an aromatic and sweet flavour.
The season for Chaunsa in Pakistan normally starts at the beginning of June and ends in the third week of August. There are three known types of Chaunsa mangoes: Honey Chaunsa, Sweet Chaunsa, and White Chaunsa.