Mangoes of Pakistan

Have you ever experienced the Mangoes of Pakistan? I am sure, some of you have done it and the most of you……… only would have dreamt about it ! The only reason is that the Mangoes of Pakistan are enriched with pulpous and imaginary taste. The King of fruits are grown in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh on a very large scale. According to an estimate, there are more than 160 varieties of mangoes that are grown in Pakistan with distinct aroma, sweetness, sizes and colors. Obviously, the same qualities fall within the criterions for the best mangoes, their scent, size, color and taste. Many growers from Pakistan are only associated with the cultivation of Mangoes and their only identity is Mango. They have a very tough competition with each other and this is ultimately promoting this fruit throughout the world.

Mangoes are found in abundance in the fruit markets of Pakistan from May to September. Even in the month of May and June, the young mangoes are also used in the preparation of Mango Chutneys and Pickles. And similarly, the ripe mangoes are also the main source for making the squashes and jams. Mango is also the national fruit of Pakistan and the mango tree is a long living plant on the lovely planet. Mango is the best fruit full of dietary fibers with low calories. This is the most extensively used fruit for food, juice, flavor, fragrance, and color.

The mangoes are full of iron having the phenol compounds which act as powerful antioxidants and anti-cancer agents. Mangoes are also useful in relieving the clogged pores of the skin, and are also valuable in combating acidity and poor digestion. Mango is high in antioxidants and low in carbohydrates. It is a rich source of Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vit.E, Vit.C , selenium, niacin, quercitin, and astragalin. Mangoes also provide Vit. K, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and glutamine which is known as a memory booster. Although, mangoes are grown all over the world with tremendous amount of varieties specially in Mexico, USA, Latin America, South America, Caribbean, Philippines, Indonesia, India and many countries of Africa, but the Mangoes of Pakistan are rated on the top for their amazing taste. The most famous mangoes of Pakistan include Sindhri, Neelum, Chaunsa, Langra, Siroli, Bengan Pali, Alphansa, Saleh Bhai, Gulab Khasa, Zafran, Swarnarica, Dusheri, Anwar Ratool, Collector, Desi etc. These all varaities are very delicious and popular and the most of them are exported to all of Europe, Middle East and various other countries.

These are some of the images of the popular Mangoes of Pakistan :-

1- Chaunsa Mango is famous for its sweatness. White Chaunsa is specially liked generally in Pakistan.

The Chaunsa Mango - One of the best grown mangoes in Pakistan

The Chaunsa Mango - One of the best grown mangoes in Pakistan

An image of White Chaunsa ( Image: Afzaal53 )

An image of White Chaunsa ( Image: Afzaal53 )

2- Dusehri mangoes are equally pouplar in Pakistan and India 

Dusehri mangoes are equally pouplar in Pakistan and India

Dusehri mangoes are equally pouplar in Pakistan and India

3- Langra Mango or Langra Aam

Langra Mango

Langra Mango

4- Anwar Ratol or Anwar Rattaul Mango 

Anwar Rattaul Mango

Anwar Rattaul Mango

5- Sindhri Mangoes are the favorite for the people around the globe

An image of Sindhri Mangoes ( Image Courtesy: Express Tribune )

An image of Sindhri Mangoes ( Image Courtesy: Express Tribune )

Sindhri Mango ( An image by MURAD ALI SHAH BUKERAI )

Sindhri Mango ( An image by MURAD ALI SHAH BUKERAI )

6- Alphonso Mango is also grown in Pakistan

Alphonoso Mango from Pakistan

Alphonoso Mango from Pakistan

7- Sensation Mango

Sensation Mango ( Image by 3point141 on flickr )