Thursday, June 11, 2015

mango stories

Mangoes have lot of stories to tell.  Yesterday my husband bought mangoes from Salem during one of his official trip.  Two of the varieties were
Alphonsa  and malgova.   I had made smoothies with the Alphonsa.  It was very sweet and fleshy. I felt so grateful to have this superior variety.  I said a big thanks to the unknown who planted and nurtured the tree.  I had proudly served it for my guests.  It's superb and heavenly taste.
The most easiest drink to make with mango is mango smoothie.
After thorough washing peel and cut into small pieces.  Blend it with some water.  If you need a thick puree do not add water.  If you need add some sugar and some cubes to it.  Through this method we won, the lose the fibres.
These mangoes have some connection with the colonial era.  The Portuguese had introduced these varieties to India by grafting method.  Naturally it's named after a man who helped to establish the Portuguese colonies. That great man behind this melting sweet fruit is Afonso De albuqurque.  It's fascinating to know the stories behind great taste.


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