Summer in Goa is synonymous with mangoes. A flavour that takes you back in time. All problems vanish when biting into a sweet, juicy mango. There are over 300 different breeds of Mango, and we went looking for the best.
We presently have around 82 certified varieties of mangoes, but there’s two that stand out. Two delicious mangoes with a flavour so distinct, they’ve won the hearts of many. Jumpcut Goa went out to find the source of these fruits and here’s what we found. Presenting you the Hilario and the Cardozo Malcurada, two of Goa’s most beloved Mango varieties.
The Hilario Mango originates from the Hilario house deep inside Siolim and the Cardozo Malcurada originates from the Cardozo Mansion in Mapusa. Both with a unique flavour you definitely need to taste to believe.
We met with Ryan Semelhago, a connoisseur of mangoes and chef at Zodo – Woodfire, and Nestor Rangel, an agriculturist and Mango orchid owner to see what they had to say about these mangoes. Nestor Rangel markets these delicious mangoes to the rest of Goa and sometimes even has to put limits on the maximum amount of mangoes that are sold to a buyer.
JumpCut Goa presents to you, The Mango Story. Watch Now!