Consumers go mad for mangoes

Consumers go mad for Aussie mangoes

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YUM: Mangoes each year are measured for flavour ratings, and year-on-year mangoes continue getting tastier.

YUM: Mangoes each year are measured for flavour ratings, and year-on-year mangoes continue getting tastier.

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This season's mango crop is said to be the tastiest on record.

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The Australian Mango Industry Association claims this season’s crop of mangoes is the tastiest on record.

Mangoes each year are measured by the industry for flavour ratings, and year-on-year mangoes continue getting tastier.

This season, the mangoes have scored consistent ratings as high as 18/20.

The flavours and aromas coming out of the crop continue improving annually, due to both the favourable weather conditions, and the Australian Mango industry’s sophisticated processes. 

In 2018, the industry introduced a new procedure enabling growers to measure the fruit while still on the trees without damage.

Using a sophisticated scanner, growers can measure the starch content of mangoes during the ripening process – and the higher the starch levels, the greater the taste profile of the fruit.

As well as being the tastiest crop on record, the 2018-19 mango season is tipped to be the second-largest Australian harvest.

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Australian Mangoes Industry Association chief executive Robert Gray said the favourable conditions and crop size increases predicted that the 200-day long Australian mango season would produce more than 10 million trays.

Supply has grown by 60 per cent since 2016, however, demand has grown by 70pc over the same time period.

“The mango industry has spent the past three years making sure we have been working and delivering on good flavour, and we are certainly seeing higher readings,” Mr Gray said. 

With a bountiful supply of delicious mangoes available, if you needed an excuse to buy yourself a tray of this iconic king of fruits, here it is!

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