Its oval shape, sometimes elongated, and its color (green, yellow, orange, red) vary according to the varieties and origins. Peru, Mexico and Brazil are now among the largest producers of mangoes. These fruits have a thin, smooth skin that can be greenish, yellowish or reddish, often with shades of purple, pink, yellow-orange or red. The flesh is orange or yellow, like the peach’s. Although mangos are sometimes fibrous, the pulp of most varieties is smooth, creamy, sweet and fragrant. The pulp adheres to the pit, which is quite big and flat. The slightly acidic and spicy taste of mangoes is surprisingly pleasant.
The mango tree belongs to the same family as pistachio and cashew nut. It grows in tropical climates and measures 15 meters high on average, although it can reach 30 meters. It produces about 100 fruits each year. There are more than 1,000 varieties of mangos, that can be round, oval or kidney shaped. Its size is about 10 cm in length and it weighs between 250 g and 1,5 kg.