Anyone who has ever been to the tropics will have tasted a mango. Those of us who’ve lived elsewhere, however, will have had to resort to buying them online. No matter what your preferred method of delivery is, there’s no denying that mangos are one of the most delicious fruits in existence.
While there aren’t many people who can earn their living off growing or selling mangos, there are still plenty who enjoy eating this delectable delight.
If you’re under the impression that all mangoes taste the same because all of them look identical, think again. There are several types of mangoes with distinctive tastes and colors depending on where they were grown and who grows them, which makes their prices skyrocket. Read on and take a closer look at the four most expensive mangoes available in today’s market.
4. Kent Mango
Country Originated: USA
Local/Other Name: Totapuri Mango
Average Weight: 570 to 740 g
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The Kent mango is one of the most expensive mangos in the world. It costs about $7 per kg and it is known for its sweet taste and juicy flesh. This type of mango originated from Florida, USA where it has been grown for over 100 years now.
The local name for this variety is Totapuri Mango which means “gift from God” due to its high-quality fruits that are considered gifts from God because they have no seeds or pips inside them!
It gives a wonderful aroma when eaten raw but is also delicious when cooked into different dishes like chutney or jam or even used as a garnish on salads or desserts such as ice cream sundaes.
Did You Know?
The Kent mango is one of the most popular fruits in the United States. It’s grown across the country and is considered a delicacy all over the world, but it’s especially popular in India and Southeast Asia.
3. Sindhri Mango
Country Originated: Pakistan
Local/Other Name: Honey Mango
Average Weight: 400 to 500 g
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The Sindhri mango is a variety of mango most commonly found in Pakistan. The average weight of these mangos is 400 to 500 grams, and they grow on trees that grow in the Chaunsa region of Pakistan.
This type of mango does not have a long season—it’s only available from January through April or May depending on when it was harvested—but it does come with some interesting characteristics: it’s long and light yellow with greenish streaks running through them (like a banana), so if you’re looking for something more exotic than your typical red-fleshed mangos, this might be one worth checking out.
Did You Know?
Sindhri mango is the national fruit of Pakistan.
2. Nur Jahan Mango
Country Originated: Afghanistan and Pakistan
Local/Other Name: Mallika Mango
Average Weight: 4 to 5 kg
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The Nur Jahan Mango is a large, yellow fruit with a thick rind and orange flesh. It’s native to Afghanistan and Pakistan, but it can also be found growing in India and other parts of South Asia.
This particular variety was discovered by the British as early as 1826 when they moved into that region of the world; since then it has become one of their most prized exports because its flavor is so distinct from others on the market today.
The average weight for this mango ranges from 4 to 5 kilos (9-11 pounds), making them some of the heaviest fruits available today. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to eat them. Just make sure not too much pressure goes onto your teeth when biting down on these delicious morsels.
1. Miyazaki Mango
Country Originated: Japan
Local/Other Name: Taiyo-no-Tomago
Average Weight: 350 g
photo source: Japan Today
A Miyazaki mango is considered the most expensive kind of mango in the world. It stands out for its size and weight, which is at least 350g, or perhaps it’s the color, which calls to mind its other moniker of “dragon’s eggs” and is a deep shade of rich crimson that borders on purple. It’s also known as “egg of the sun” or Taiyo-no-Tomago in Japanese,
They have stunning aesthetic appeal, and when you cut through the skin, the flesh is ridiculously delicious, vibrant yellow, creamy, juicy, aromatic, and hardly fibrous at all.
This mango nearly melts in the mouth when you bite into it. Mangoes from Miyazaki are a relatively new fruit craze.
They are descendants of an Irwin mango variety that was created in Florida in the 1940s; identical fruits are now offered in the United States for just a few dollars apiece.
Did You Know?
A few Japanese farmers who started growing Miyazaki mangoes in the 1980s learned after their first harvest that the fruits tasted quite differently depending on how they were collected.