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Choc Anan Mangoes
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Choc Anan mangoes are large mangoes that are oval with tapered tips. Each mango can weigh as much as 500 grams. They measure around 20 centimeters in length, by 10 centimeters in diameter. The mangoes ripen from green to yellow-orange in color and have a thick outer flesh. The sweet inner flesh is aromatic, firm, and juicy with a slightly coconutty flavor. Choc Anan mangoes have a nearly fibreless pulp, making them pleasant to eat. They range from mild and somewhat bland in taste to extremely sweet, with a brix content that rivals that of grapes.
There are generally two peak seasons for Choc Anan mangoes. They are available first in the spring months, and again in the summer months.
Choc Anan mangoes are a popular mango in Southeast Asia. They are botanically classified as Mangifera indica. They are also known as Chokanan mangoes, and are sometimes referred to as Honey mangoes. Choc Anan mangoes are famous for their ability to produce a harvest twice a year, and for this reason are also called the Miracle Mango.
Choc Anan mangoes are rich in glucose, fructose and sucrose. They are high in carotenoids, vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C, as well as ascorbic and folic acids.
Choc Anan mangoes are best eaten fresh out of hand. Choc Anan mangoes may be used for juices, smoothies, purees and jams. The juice may be fermented and turned into wine. When still green and unripe, one can eat them with a mixture of salt, sugar and chili. Choc Anan mangoes can be ripened at room temperature. They may then be stored in the refrigerator, where they will last for up to a week.
Mangoes in Thailand are so popular that entire festivals are dedicated to the fruit. They are commonly planted in home gardens, and it is believed that planting them on the southern side of one's house will bring abundance and prosperity.
Choc Anan mangoes originated in Thailand. They are one of 50 described varieties of mango there, and are a crossbreed of two local species. They are mainly grown in the northern reaches of the country, for local consumption. A small amount is exported to other parts of Asia, such as Singapore. However, Choc Anan mangoes are also a increasingly grown by farmers in Malaysia, thanks to their vigorous production. Choc Anan mangoes may also be found in parts of Australia and the United States.