The name mango, by which the fruit is known in English- and Spanish-speaking countries, is most likely derived from the Malayam manna, which the Portuguese adopted as manga when they came to Kerala in 1498 for the spice trade. Mango is an edible stone fruit produced by the tropical tree Mangifera indica which originated in the region between north-western Myanmar, Bangladesh, and north-eastern India. M. indica has been cultivated in South and Southeast Asia since ancient times resulting in two distinct types of modern mango cultivars: the “Indian type” and the “Southeast Asian type”. Other species in the genus Mangifera also produce edible fruits that are also called “mangoes”, the majority of which are found in the Malesian ecoregion.
Globally, there are several hundred cultivars of mango. Depending on the cultivar, mango fruit varies in size, shape, sweetness, skin colour, and flesh colour which may be pale yellow, gold, green, or orange. The mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines, while the mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh. In Australia, mangoes are grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia. Production begins in the Northern Territory and Western Australia in September. Frozen Mango in Australia and worldwide is harvested and produced to keep it’s very unique, high-quality, and healthy nutrients to pack in freshness to give the consumer uninterrupted supply year-round.
Frozen mango has a 4.5 health star rating and contains 90 calories per 150 g serving. This serving contains 0.6 g of fat, 1.2 g of protein and 22 g of carbohydrate. The latter is 20 g of sugar and 2.4 g of dietary fibre, the rest is complex carbohydrates. Frozen mango contains 0.1 g of saturated fat and 0 mg of cholesterol per serving. 150 g of Mango, frozen contains IU vitamin A, 54.6 mg of vitamin C and 0.00 mcg of vitamin D as well as 0.24 mg of iron, 16.50 mg of calcium and 252 mg of potassium.
Some common mango varieties –
- Kensington Pride is the variety of all-season Australian mango. Soft medium-sized mangos (300-600 g) with golden flesh, sweet flavour, bright orange peel with pink or red blush. The most popular varieties are grown in subtropical and tropical regions of Australia. Available from late September to March.
- Calypso – The flesh is particularly hard, fibre-free, has a complete, sweet taste, and has very small seeds. This mango has smooth yellow-orange skin with a beautiful pink blush. The firm flesh is especially suitable for use in salads and cooking. Available from October to March.
- R2E2 – Round mangoes with a firm lemon-yellow flesh with a sweet, mellow flavour and a dark orange peel with an orange-red blush. Due to its long shelf life, R2E2 is in high demand in the form of Frozen Mango in Australia for local and export markets. Available from November to February.
- Honey Gold – Hard, juicy flesh with rich sweetness and shiny golden apricot colour. It is widely distributed and grows in all but one of the mainland Australian states. Due to its hard, fibrous flesh, Honey Gold is an ideal choice for fresh or Frozen Mango in Australia home consumption, as well as salads and smoothies, as the mango fibres do not get stuck between your teeth. Available from November to March.
- Carabao or Manila Mango is the sweetest mango often used to produce Frozen Mango in Australia when the growing season permits. It boasts a sweet and exotic flavour that is often hard to find in other varieties, making it the most important cultivated variety in many Australian and Asian countries. Did you know that this mango variety was named the sweetest by the Guinness Book of Records in 1995?
- Sweet Texas Mango is popular in Australia and predominantly grown in Texas USA where other varieties include Hayden, Kent, Kitt, and Tommy Atkins.
- Mango Hayden was first introduced to Florida in the early 20th century and is the ancestor of many mango varieties in Florida. It is a sweet, creamy, and fragrant flesh reminiscent of custard by blending mulga bar and turpentine mango. Hayden Mango is available from mid-February to May.
- Kent Sweet mango with yellow skin and red blush. A hybrid of Hayden and Brooks sold from early January to mid-March. Buy your Frozen Mango in Australia through your favourite local retailer to get sweet, snap frozen, freshly harvested produce from local and overseas orchards conveniently packed.
- Tommy Atkins is a sweet and savoury mango native to Houston and now the most widely grown in the United States it is more resistant to disease than other varieties.
As a market leader in frozen fruits and vegetables, Creative Gourmet actively sources, imports, processes, manufactures and supplies frozen mango pieces naturally to lock in goodness for you to enjoy every day. Our quality control procedures are designed to ensure the mango’s aroma, taste, and nutritional values remain unchanged and often superior to freshly store-bought fruit. Prepared under strict hygiene and temperature controls, our Frozen Mango in Australia range by Creative Gourmet contains the perfect balance of probiotics and essential nutrients for your gut health and daily fruit intake needs. So, a delicious ingredient for your next mango lassi, smoothie and dessert. Include frozen mango as a daily healthy habit on your road to tasty happiness!