How To Identify Different Varieties Of Mangoes? Here’s A Guide

by Shreya Ghosh
How To Identify Different Varieties Of Mangoes? Here’s A Guide

Summers and Mangoes is a perfect love story where we Indians love to meddle in between. The summer season is unbearable in India but mangoes are one of those very few things that makes the struggle worth it. While discussing mangoes, every ‘aam’ people has varied opinions on different mangoes. And why wouldn’t they name different mangoes, there are way too many mangoes available in the market. In fact, so many people find it difficult how to identify different mangoes. Well, we have a guide for you to learn ‘how to identify different mangoes’ easily even if you are a newbie.

1. Alphonso

Every mango lover loves Alphonso because of its very specific taste. Native to Maharashtra, these mangoes actually grow in Gujarat, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh as well. Interestingly, this is one of the most expensive mangoes sold in India. The easiest way to identify Alphonso out of a variety of mangoes is its small and spherical shapes. Also, the colour of this variety is yellow with a tinge of red on it. Many people love to relish Alphonso mangoes by making ice cream, puddings, and yogurts.

2. Chausa

There is so much history associated with this specific variety of mangoes. Sher Shah Suri introduced Chausa during the 16th century. Chausa got its name from a town in Bihar. Mostly grown in North India and Bihar, these mangoes have vibrant yellow skin with a beautiful aroma. This variety is full of mushy pulps and is used a lot for making juices.

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3. Kesar

Native to Gujarat, Kesar falls into the ‘expensive mango’ category. The fragrance of this variety is heavenly and is to die for. Anyone can easily differentiate Kesar from others for its divine smell, greener skin with a tinge of red on the shoulders, and saffron-coloured pulp. Kesar is very popular in India for making a delicious glass of ‘aam-ras’. One interesting fact about Kesar i is that it is also known as the ‘queen of mangoes’.

4. Langra

Originated from Varanasi, Langra is available in the market from July to August. Its strong aroma stands out from all varieties of mangoes. Also, this variety has green-coloured skin even after ripening. The colour and aroma make it easier to distinguish from all other varieties.

5. Baganapalli

Native to Andhra Pradesh, Baganapalli can be identified easily with its bright, smooth, and mostly spotless yellow coloured skin. This variety of mangoes is actually oval in shape and these distinct features make it easier for people to identify. Baganapalli actually got its name from the town it mostly grows in, Banaganpalle of Kurnool district. In fact, this variety reaches the market the earliest.

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6. Totapuri

Totapuri is known to different people by different names; Bangalora, Mukku, Sandersha, Thevadiyamuthi, Kili, Kallamai, and so much more. The interesting fact about this variety of mangoes is that it got its name because of its taper-shaped ends. These taper ends resemble the beak of a parrot, and ‘tota’ means parrot in Hindi. Hence, the name Totapuri. Unlike other mangoes, this variation is not that sweet in taste and that’s why it is largely used for making pickles and salads as people love its ‘not-so-sweet-not-so-sour’ taste.

Now that you understood the significant features of the ‘King o fruits’, are you going to the market next time for buying mangoes? Also, don’t just cut and gulp them up as usual. Here’s a video on how you can make 3-ingredient mango ice cream easily at home.