Alphonso Mango (Hapus) is known as the King of Mango. But now there are so many different types of mangoes in the market, that it is very difficult to identify the real Alphonso Mango (Hapus).
Mangoes start appearing in the market in April. Nowadays, mangoes are grown in many villages in Konkan. But there is a slight difference in the taste of all of them. Hapus Mango said that it is commonly called Devgad Hapus. But Alphonso (hapus) mangoes found in Ratnagiri, Malvan, Sindhudurg, Devgad, and Khed are also very famous.
Often the box we take as a box of Alphonso (hapus) mangoes, but then these mangoes don’t taste that way, so now you will say exactly how to recognize Alphonso Mango (Hapus)?
So today let’s learn the right way to identify Alphonso Mango (Hapus)
There is also a method of identifying the original Alphonso Mango (Hapus) by size. Not everyone knows that. In terms of size. Devgad Mango is shaped like coir. Its stalk is short and its mouth is pointed. If Ratnagiri is a genuine Alphonso Mango (Hapus), then its skin is thick and it weighs 200 to 250 grams.
If you think you can’t recognize hapus mango by color, then you are making a mistake. If you ask genuine mango patients about this difference, they can tell you very quickly. Although the color of Alphonso Mango (Hapus) is yellowish-orange, there is a big difference in the color of both Ratnagiri and Devgad mangoes. Devgad Hapus is a nice orange color from the stalk. As it matures, its color becomes more orange. The color of the hapus in Ratnagiri is yellow. As it matures, its color becomes more yellow.
Each mango tastes different. All mangoes are sour-sweet. But the taste of Alphonso Mango (Hapus) is a bit different. After eating Alphonso Mango (Hapus), it becomes a little crunchy. After eating this mango, your tongue gets a little crunchy. Mango is slightly acidic. So it tastes a little different. Hapus mangoes also have lines. Nowadays Keshar Mango also has such threads. But the lines in Alphonso Mango (Hapus) are not very long. Hapur mango seed is not very big. It has a lot of pulp (Often there are hapus mangoes with big seed) If you go to Ratnagiri for hapus mango, its seed is big. And the pulp is low.
How to recognize that, Alphonso Mango (Hapus) is naturally ripe.
- The pure and real hapus mango from Devgad gives a natural aroma that is noticeable from afar. Even a mango placed in a room will fill that room with fragrance. Other varieties of hapus mango will not achieve this.
- Mangoes are grown in other areas that look like Alphonso mangoes either do not smell at all or give off a very faint odor, where you feel the need to press hard on your nose to smell it. Chemically ripe mangoes do not give off such an aroma.
- Observe the mango closely. If they ripen naturally, they should feel soft and supple when touched. Chemically ripe mangoes are yellow but hard.
- Chemically ripened mangoes look the same color. Naturally ripe mangoes turn yellow and pale green.
- Mangoes should not have wrinkles. Many people think that mangoes are good if they have wrinkles. The fact is that if there are too many mangoes, they show wrinkles. If the mango is wrinkled but green, avoid it. This means they have an immature harvest.
So now pay attention to these things while taking mangoes and enjoy the Alphonso mangoes this season.