Mango is a fruit grown in temperate climate areas. India produces it most in the world. It is very popular as desserts for its rich sweetness, fragrance, and melting flavor on the tongue as well as its beautiful color when peeled off.
1. The Feature of Japanese Mango
In Japan, it is cultivated in a plastic greenhouse. When the fruit grows red, it is put into a net one by one and nurtured carefully in order to be harvested by catching what falls naturally. Mangoes produced in Japan are mostly “Apple Mango”, which the pericarp is red, the flesh is orange and the sweetness is very rich.
Regarding the premium brand mango, “Taiyo-no-mango (mango of the sun)” in Miyazaki prefecture, as only those excellent in taste and appearance have been carefully selected to be on the market, they are sold at high prices for gifts etc.
2. The Best Season and Production Areas
The main production areas are Okinawa and Miyazaki prefecture.It is in season between June and July.
3. How to eat Mango in Japan.
Mango is usually topped on shaved ice, ice-cream, yogurt, cake, and tart. Mango pudding is also a quite popular dessert.
Besides, sautéed fish and meat with mango sauce are nice and tasty.
4. Event Related to Mango.
There are some events related to mango in production areas.