If you do not simply adore mangoes then you probably need to get your taste buds checked. Mangoes are a tasty and delicious fruit, you might just not have tried the right mango for your taste buds.
There are actually an amazing 1000 varieties that are sold worldwide, but before we get into the select few mangoes that are the sweetest, there is a whole world of virtues you get from the tasty soft felt of this fruit.
So many people are unaware that these yummy yellow fruits are actually a superfood.
Mango: The Hardcore Nutritional Fruit
If you have ever been in tropical areas during the mango growing season, you will be well aware that the larders and markets are usually overflowing with mango after mango.
They come in tow with a wide array of minerals and vitamins that will do your body good, making them the bounty of harvesting.
Mangoes can give you plenty of vitamin C, fiber, copper, and folates, but what is better is how they come without any cholesterol, fat, or sodium.
Aside from this, they are also rich in antioxidants since they are jam-packed with polyphenols which are like the King of all antioxidants.
In a moment we will go through the best mangoes, to help you find your new favorite type of this tasty treat.
The Sweetest Mangoes
Before we look at our favorite mangoes, let’s go over the mango which is the sweetest. Would you believe that even the Guinness Book of World Records actually looked into which is the sweetest?
The sweetest overall variety of mango is carabao, which is also well known as the Manila mango or the Philippine mango. It grows in the Philippines, where it is named after carabao, which is a breed of water buffalo.
It is very old in its cultivar, and it is dissimilar from most other mango varieties as so little is known of its origins. There are over 14 specific strains of this mango overall, and there are several Mexican varieties that also come from it too.
Which Mangoes Are The Biggest?
What if you want a really big mango? The biggest variety is known as the Keitt mango, which is named after J.N. Keitt. She planted a mango seed in her garden in Florida back in 1939 and it ended up bringing about this green-skinned giant.
It is now popular over the Caribbean and over a lot of South and Central America, but sadly it is not available all year, and can only be grown during a short time in the summer months, which does mean they are not easy to get your hands on.
If you do get one, give it a squeeze, and if it has a bit of give, then it is ripe. Grab as many Keitt mangoes as you can and spend some time enjoying them while they’re around!
Which Mangoes Are The Smallest?
What if you want something small? Well, small mangoes are not that uncommon, but the smallest is harder to define than the largest. It is likely to be one of the varieties found around India, Nepal or Pakistan.
But the one we would guess is the Anwar ratol, which was first cultivated in Rataul by a Sheikh known as Mohd Afaw Faridi, in Uttar Pradesh. However, the Dasheri which also comes from Uttar Pradesh is a close competitor for smallest.
Both of these have a very silky smooth texture and are deliciously sweet (As you might expect), however, they are undeniably delicious too!
We have looked into the sweetest, largest, and smallest, and this is good. You know which to choose if you have something specific you want. However, there are more than just these three mangoes around. So, let’s look into another 18 types, and tell you how sweet they are and where you can find them.
In spite of the Spanish name ‘Alphonso’, this is a saffron-coloured mango which hails from Maharashtra in India. It’s aromatic and maybe even sugary-sweet with a buttery texture. It is also regarded as one of the best if not THE BEST of mango cultivars.
This mango is a new mango, and it is a hybrid of both the Neelam and the Dasheri. It was born in the 70s and is now one of the most popular mangoes to eat all across India.
Ever been to Mexico? No. You’re missing out on this sweet and sour Ataulfo mango. It is also often nicknamed the ‘honey mango’. It has a peachy aroma, and its flesh is firm and smooth. These mangoes are also small, but the pit is too, so there is not too much waste.
This mango is nicknamed the Safeda mango, known as the ‘King of Mangoes’. The Indian cultivar is regarded quite highly if you could not already tell!
With a sweet taste and golden skin, you would have to be mad to pass this up!
Badami mangoes are very popular, they are widely available and large with a sweet taste. However, it manages to be both juicy and hard (somehow?) which means that it is juicy but mess-free!
Green Bombay Mangoes
Fancy sweet mangoes that give you a workout, try this one. It is a bit tough, but pickles up well, so it is very unique!
This is a superstar from Northern India, it has a deep yellow flesh, and comes from Uttar Pradesh as well. Its pulp is silky and sweet. The best way to chow down on this mango is just to suck the flesh from the stone.
Chok Anan Mangoes
Chok Anan is grown in Thailand, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. It is firm, sweet, and often named ‘Miracle Mango’ as the trees will often fruit in summer, and also in winter!
Found in Ecuador and Haiti, it is a peach-like mango with juicy and fiber-rich flesh. When it ripens it goes from a beautiful green to pleasant yellow, then as it is ready to eat it goes gold!
Find these mangoes in Trinidad, when they are ripe they are yellow and bumpy, and sweet to the taste with a silky and fiber-heavy texture. Yum!
You can find these widely across Central America, with a sweet and sour flavor with a weird bitter aftertaste, but we aren’t complaining. Its fruit is beautiful with a gradient from yellow to red. With mildly fibrous and firm flesh to eat.
The most popularly exported mango from India, it is smooth and sweet and is the ideal mango to make a juice or dessert from!
Tender, juicy, and peachy you will find this across Central America, it is ideal for drying and juicing.
Green and red skin are the most well-known thanks to being juicy and sweet alike!
Sein Ta Lone Mangoes
Found in Myanmar these are sweet, juicy, and very popular in its country of growth.
Tommy Atkins Mangoes
The Florida native mango variety is firm. Sweet and dark in color, grown from March to July.
A pointy-ended mango, that is sweet, sour, and firm with no fibers. It is the first to ripen of all.
There are many, many ways to prepare mango. There are some awesome recipes out there.
However, our favorite way of preparing and consuming mango is through smoothies.
So, here are our favorite mango smoothie recipes.
2-Ingredients Refreshing Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup/150g of sliced mango fresh or frozen
- 1 cup/220ml of pure coconut water
- Remove the skin from the mango and dice it if using fresh. Add the mango together with the coconut water in a blender & blitz all ingredients together.
- Serve & Enjoy 🙂
Which Country Produces The Sweetest Mango?
The Philippines actually cultivate the sweetest mango according to the Guinness World Records.
Which Mango Variety Is Tastiest?
The carabao is the sweetest mango and the mango found in the Philippines is believed to be the tastiest, thanks to its sweetness.
The Most Expensive Mango
The Miyazaki Mango is the most expensive in the world. It costs INR 2.7 lakhs per kilogram to buy it. This would be equivalent to $3353.35!!!!