Description: The mango tree originally comes from India. Its fruit was introduced to Reunion Island in 1770 from Goa.
The Nam Doc Mai mango variety originated in Thailand and was introduced to Reunion Island a decade ago. It’s elongated ‘’S’’ form and pale green color are characteristics of the variety. When ripening, its creamy color gradually turns to soft pink yellow.Its pulp is slightly honey-sweet, melting and fragrant with a fairly harsh taste close to the skin. Other appreciated features of this variety are its flat seed and absence of fibers.
Nutrition: Fibers, vitamins A, B and C as well as potassium and iron are present in important quantities in this fruit. Mangoes are also a significant source of beta carotene.
How to use: Salty or sweet, mango recipes are not lacking! You may eat mangoes for breakfast or in salads, in desserts such as fresh fruit salads or sorbets. Mangoes are also excellent in coulis, jams and smoothies.
How to store: Mangoes are kept at temperatures between 8 and 13°c depending on the variety and maturity. In the refrigerator crisper compartment, mangoes can be kept between 2 and 4 weeks depending on the variety.