Ashapura farm’s Kesar Mangoes have won international acclaim for their unbeatable savory taste.The fruit flesh of a ripe mango contains about 15% sugar, up to 1% protein, and significant amounts of vitamins A, B and C. The taste of the fruit is very sweet, with some cultivars having a slight acidic tang.It is reputed that mangos soothe the intestines, which makes them easy to digest. Mangoes are also thought to help stop bleeding, to strengthen the heart, and to benefit the brain.
“Kesar” Mango is the queen of mangoes widely grown in the Gujarat state of India. It has a unique sweet taste. Kesar is characterized by its golden color with green overtones. The fruit is slightly smaller compared to the Alphonso variety. Savani farms offers very best of Kesar naturally ripened fruit products as “Queen Kesar”
Mango is the world’s most popular fruit and is referred to as the King of Fruits. Originally from India, mangoes have been around for over 5,000 years. Mangoes are excellent source of vitamins A, C and Fiber. Vitamin A promotes healthy vision and bone growth where as Vitamin C promotes healthy immune system. Mangoes are rich in potassium which can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure. There are over hundred varieties of mangoes found in India. The two varieties of mangoes from India that are exported throughout the world and available for purchase on our website are known as Alphonso mangoes and Kesar mangoes.
Kesar variety of mangoes are considered to be one of the best mangoes, which are famous for their fruit quality, attractiveness fruit and pulp colour, taste & good shelf life. Kesar mangoes are mostly grown in Gujarat, Western India. Kesar Mangoes are commonly known as the queen of Mangoes. This variety is slightly smaller in size as compared to the Alphonso mango variety but offers a unique taste.
Characteristics: Size-medium. Shape-oblong shaped. Color-fruit having a red mush on its shoulders. Flavor-delightful, sweet juice. Usage-table purpose and for making pulp, juice, nectar, squashes, jams, concentrates and etc. Very often mangoes (ripe or unripe) also find a place of glory in the list of ingredients for an exotic dish.
Eating a Mango
Mangoes could be eaten in many ways. It’s important to choose the right time to cut a mango. A mango is ready to be consumed when it turns golden yellow or ‘mango’ color and there is a distinct and a beautiful smell. Choose the soft and sweet smelling mangoes and place them in a bowl of water at room temperature for about 15 minutes. This is important since the mango is warm inside as the ripening process is going on. Putting it in water stops the ripening process and brings out the flavour of the mango at its best. The mangoes should not be refrigerated. If you want to eat cool mangoes refrigerate only 30 minutes before eating, but after dipping them in water at room temperature.
- The name ‘mango’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘mangkay’ or ‘man-gay’. When the Portuguese traders settled in Western India they adopted the name as ‘manga’.
- The Mango tree plays a sacred role in India; it is a symbol of love and some believe that the Mango tree can grant wishes
- In the Hindu culture hanging fresh mango leaves outside the front door during Ponggol (Hindu New Year) and Deepavali is considered a blessing to the house.
- Hindus may also brush their teeth with mango twigs on holy days ( be sure to rinse well and spit if you try this at home – toxic).
Top 10 Health Benefits of Mangoes
- Mangoes are rich in per-biotic dietary fiber which help in digestion, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
- Fresh mangoes are a very rich source of potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
- High level of soluble dietary fiber, Pectin and Vitamin C present in mangoes helps to lower serum cholesterol levels specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol.
- According to new research study, mango has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that poly phenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
- Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin, thus helping in curing acnes
- Mangoes are beneficial for pregnant women and individuals suffering from anemia because of their iron content.
- One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight. Eating mangoes regularly prevents night blindness, refractive errors, dryness of the eyes, softening of the cornea, itching and burning in the eyes.
- Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. Boil a few mango leaves in water and allow it to saturate through the night. Consume the filtered decoction in the morning for diabetic home remedy. The glycemic index of mango is low, ranging between 41-60. So, mango does not have any significant effect in increasing blood sugar levels.
- Mangoes can be beneficial for people wanting to gain weight. A 100 gram of mango contains about 75 calories
- Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.