The Key Benefits of Consuming Mangoes

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The scorching heat has gotten to all of us! What is your favorite fruit during summers? Or rather in every season? Alphonso Mangoes! A truly sensational, juicy, and tasty fruit that is one of the most loved ones amongst many.

The only blessing one gets in the hot months is yummy Mangoes and other Mango Products. The juicy mangoes mesmerize everyone with their yummy tastes. Some prefer mango slices, while some prefer its juice. If some adore mango smoothies, then some else is a hardcore fan of mango shake. Available in various forms, the king of fruits is no less than snowflakes in summer.

Not only mangoes are good in taste, but they also provide lots of health benefits. For instance, Mangoes help lower Cholesterol, Improving Digestion, help fight heat stroke, keep cancer at bay, etc.

This magical fruit combines vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium, iron, and many other sources of minerals that combat sicknesses. The other key ingredient in mangoes is its potassium content that repairs muscles and is a much-chosen fruit for bodybuilders and athletes.

Let’s examine the key benefits of consuming mangoes:  

  1. Prevents Anaemia – one of the major issues women and children face. Due to the lack of iron present in food, anaemia is extremely common. However, anaemia can lead to other serious sicknesses. Thus it’s critical to consume the right foods from a young age to prevent such instances and increase the protein hemoglobin in the blood. 
  2. Strengthens Bones – consuming mango puree/juice strengthens your bones due to the vitamin B6 and flavonoids. Also, vitamin A and other antioxidants present in mangoes are safeguarding the bones even more.
  3. The Glowing Essence – Instead of resorting to harsh chemical treatments and topical products, mangoes make it a more natural and tasty alternative. Consuming mangoes could change the skin texture and give you that glow you’ve always dreamt of!
  4. Alkalizes The Body – The combination of vitamin A, C, B, E, and K and the perfectly balanced calories, protein, and carbohydrates do wonders in alkalizing the body.

Shimla Hills, one of the trusted agro-products exporter is ready to export the processed mango products, i.e. mango pulp, puree concentrate, IQF, and mango juice concentrate, to different parts of the world. These processed forms are used in making juices, nectars, drinks, jams, fruit cheese, puddings, bakery fillings, ice creams, and yogurt.

Shimla Hills offers processed products of three mango varieties – Totapuri, Kesar, and Alphonso. It endeavors to provide the best quality mangoes pulp, IQF, concentrates, and puree made from selected and handpicked mangoes.

Mango’s Sweet Taste is Finding a Place in Western Markets

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Mangoes are about 50% of the total tropical fruits grown worldwide. Since 1990, the market for mango pulp grew exponentially, which is expected to continue. India is the leader among major mango growers, with a widely recognized variety of mangoes (primarily Alphonso, Totapuri and Kesar) being used in pulp manufacturing.

India accounts for contributing approximately 67 percent of the total world export to processed mango product. That is almost half of the world production of mangoes. The bulk of this share goes to the Middle East, followed by Southeast Asia and North America.

Mango pulp is used as a primary food ingredient in mango juice, nectars, juice blends, dairy, bakery, baby food manufacturing, ice-creams etc. However, in recent years the popularity of mango has spread to the western markets, with consumers showing interest in the taste. The US juice industry and the fresh market has shown consistent interest in both fresh mango and its processed products. The US juice industry has been making more and more use of mango pulp in its orange juice blends.

Let’s examine the key benefits of consuming mangoes:  

  1. Prevents anaemia – one of the major issues women and children face. Due to the lack of iron present in food, anaemia is prevalent. However, anaemia can lead to other serious sicknesses. Thus, it’s critical to consume the right nutrition from a young age to prevent such instances and increase the blood’s protein haemoglobin. 
  2. Strengthens bones – consuming mango puree/juice strengthens your bones due to the vitamin B6 and flavonoids. Also, vitamin A and other antioxidants present in mangoes are safeguards the bones even more.
  3. The glowing essence – Instead of resorting to harsh chemical treatments and topical products, mangoes make it a more natural and tasty alternative. Consuming mangoes could change the skin texture and give you that glow you’ve always dreamt of!
  4. Alkalizes the body – The combination of vitamin A, C, B, E, and K, along with the perfectly balanced calories, protein, and carbohydrates, does wonders in alkalizing the body.

The popularity of mango in the US market can be attributed to two reasons. Firstly, mango is new for US consumers, who have begun to develop a taste for it. Secondly, the US orange juice industry has been blending mango pulp for its natural sweet content that balances the acidity in orange juice. The most widely consumed fruit juice in the US is orange. And because of this widespread popularity of orange juice, its annual demand crosses approximately 500,000 MT. If one goes by the estimates, then the demand for the mango pulp used in this blending process in the coming years will only increase.

Shimla Hills  is known to be the prime producer of high-quality mango across the globe. You can place your order online today, and relish this tasty fruit all year round.

The furtive aroma of the great Indian Alphonso Mango

The furtive aroma of the great Indian Alphonso Mango

The most characteristic quality about Indian mango, specifically for the Alphonso mango is the aroma. It is this quality that makes this Indian mango so distinct and different from any other variety found around the world. The credit for this unique smell can to great extend be given to the soil and then to the climatic conditions which help in giving mango their unique aroma.
The Alphonso mango from Ratnagiri is most loved for its exotic sweet taste and equally exotic aroma. Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District in Maharashtra, India. The fruit finds a perfect home in the Konkan strip of western coastal stretch of India where the fertile alluvial soil nourishes them to abundance and produces the most authentic Alphonso. Apart from its deep sweet taste, the Alphonso mango is cherished for its tender texture, devoid of any fiber and aromatic flesh.
The distinctive aroma and flavour of Indian mango is rendered by the presence of various volatile organic chemicals mainly belonging to terpene, furanone, lactone and ester classes. The presence of monoterpenes, “Myrcene” and “(Z)-ocimene” and “Lactones” and “Furanones” provides a very distinctive, vibrant, multi-facet aroma and flavour to Indian mango cultivars, specifically the Alphonso mangoes.
The lactones and furanones present in Alphonso mango are synthesized while ripening. However, terpenes and the other flavourants exist in immature as well as ripened fruits. The monoterpene, “myrcene” is found in ripened Alphonso mango and is the reason for the citrusy, woodsy and fruity aroma of Alphonso and other species like lemongrass, hops, Indian bay tree, cannabis and verbena. At Shimla Hills, we never use artificial ripening methodologies to ensure that the “myrcene” stays intact and so does the natural aroma of the mango.
Interestingly, terpenes like myrcene were evolved by plants to lure certain favourable insects and prevent animals from grazing. However, human beings being a much evolved, higher species had an evolutionary ability to not be adversely affected by these chemicals, by moderating their ability to be assimilated in our bodies. The only effect these chemicals have on our system is that they magnify the euphoric effect of cannabis and other similar recreational drugs. So next time do eat a mango before you smoke marijuana to boost the level of high!

Beloved Mango, It is Time to Appease Now!

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I am yet to find a person who doesn’t love mangoes. Just like wine, the taste for mangoes matures with time. I have been having mangoes since childhood, but each season I discover a new taste. The king of fruits, India’s national fruit and divine in its truest sense – it’s not an exaggeration why people go bonkers over it.

Mangoes have been scrupulously grafted over millenniums as Indian masterwork and literally revered as a fruit of God. If its mango, it’s got to be Indian – a feeling which will not be relented under any circumstance. Believe me, most of us don’t reckon the fact that mangoes can exist anywhere other than India. And why not – the first written reference to mangoes dates back to 1000 B.C. in Bradaranyaka Upanishad. This makes them as old as the Indian civilization itself.

So while roaming the grocery market last weekend, I stopped at a shop that boasted of being first to bring season’s first mangoes. It’s a novelty here to be first to have these exotic fruit. Its uniqueness lies in the aroma, taste and the fact that you have to wait for the mango season in order to relish this fruit again.

Standing in a queue to buy these delicious, I understood why mangoes, through ages have been a perfect tool to appease relations with nations and forge friendship. It is their endearing quality to warm up the deepest corners of your heart, and helplessly force a person to immerse senses into sheer bliss.

It is significant to note the love Mughals bestowed on this fruit. Jahangir in Ain-i-Akbari goes down to declare that “notwithstanding the sweetness of the fruits of Kabul, not one of them has, to my taste, the flavour of the mango.”

Whilst poet Mirza Ghalib wrote volumes in praise of mangoes, Dar sifat-e amba is one such poem, explaining his love for mangoes. In fact it is believed that after defeating Humayun at Chausa, Sher Shah Suri gave the name ‘Chausa’ to his favourite mango. Emperor Akbar hastened the process of planting a garden of 100,000 mangoes trees – such was their love for this fruit.

Mango somehow manages to dissolve all difference. Mango diplomacy has been used as an instrument to improve economic and trade relations. This traces back to Indus Valley civilization, to the advent of Mughals all through the British rule to our modern day nation. India and Pakistan, at many times have tried to sort their differences with mango. It worked the same with United States.

So whether it the sweet and sour taste of Totapuri, the rich pulpy Kesar with gritty aftertaste, the candy sweet dussehris of Lucknow or the utterly exotic taste of Alphonso of Ratnagiri – each variety of mangoes have a flavour that speaks about centuries of love and passion for them.