Miyazaki mangoes are among the most expensive in the world, selling for 2.70 lakh per kilogramme in the international market last year.
The mango is well-known for its distinct appearance and colour when compared to other mango varieties popular in India and Southeast Asia. The fruit was said to be ruby-colored. These mangoes are also known as “Sun Eggs” (Taiyo-no-Tamago in Japanese).
These mangoes are grown in Miyazaki, Japan’s Kyushu prefecture (hence the name). These mangoes weigh more than 350g and have a sugar content of 15% or higher.
Here’s everything you need to know about Japan’s exquisite mango variety:
• These mangoes are grown in Japan during the peak harvest season, which runs from April to August, according to the Miyazaki local products and trade promotion centre.
• Miyazaki’s mangoes are shipped throughout Japan, and their production volume is second only to Okinawa’s.
• According to the Japanese trade promotion centre, the Miyazaki is a type of “irwin” mango that differs from the yellow “pelican mango” that is widely grown in Southeast Asia.
• According to Japanese media reports, Miyazaki mangoes are among the most expensive in the world, selling for 2.70 lakh per kilogramme in the international market last year.
• Before being exported throughout the island nation, Miyazaki mangoes are subjected to stringent inspection and testing. Those that meet the highest quality standards are referred to as “Eggs of the Sun.”
• According to the rade promotion centre, these mangoes are high in antioxidants and contain beta-carotene and folic acid, making them ideal for people who suffer from tired eyes. They also aid in the prevention of blurred vision.
• These mangoes are frequently flaming red, and their shape resembles dinosaur eggs.