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Which One Is The Mightiest Amongst Alphonso, Banganapalli, Langra And Kesar?

Goa's chief minister, Pramod Sawant, revived the mango war by claiming that his state's Mankurado variety was considerably better than Maharashtra's Alphonso.

Chintu Das

Summertime has arrived, which means it's mango season! It also means it's time for us to become serious about mangoes and start the never-ending discussions about which mangoes are the finest, whether in person or on Twitter. These conversations aren't only for the common man; politicians frequently participate.

One example is Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who declared on Thursday that the mankurado mango, a local Goan variety, tasted better than the Alphonso, dubbed "the king of mangoes."

"We all claim the Alphonso mango is popular, but I can assure you that the mankurado mango is more delicious." During an agriculture conference near Panaji, Sawant was cited as saying, "I can say it with a lot of pride."

The mankurado mango is the most popular variety in Goa, because of its high fibre, balanced sugar level, and consistent yellow colour. A mankurado mango tree in the garden is considered a source of great pride for Goans. Mankurado is also said to be superior to any other mango type in the globe by Goans.

This isn't, however, the first time a mango war has occurred.

Langra And Himsagar Are Bengal's Pride

If you tell a Bengali that the langra mango isn't all that wonderful, you'll receive an earful in return. The langra, which originated in Varanasi, is recognised for being fibrous and sweet, as well as having an acidic aftertaste. "East or West, langra is the greatest," as one Twitter user put it.

If Bengalis don't swear by the Langra, the Himsagar is the next best thing. In the eastern state, a thin-skinned mango with little fibre, a golden tint, pleasant scent, and exceptional sweetness has a large following.

Kesar Says i Am Better

Kesar, named after its saffron-coloured flesh, is juicy and low in fibre, making it a favourite among Gujarati households. Kesar is also available later in the mango season, which adds to its attractiveness.

According to reports, the Kesar type is also more resistant to disease and insect assaults, as well as heat, making it a popular choice among farmers.

Banganapalli Is Fantastic!

The royal family of Banganapalli, a town in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district, is said to have introduced the Banganapalli mango.

According to the Huffington Post, this particular mango has also been given the Geographical Indication tag.

Saffrontrail's Nandita Iyer sings high praises for the type, adding, "I was a huge Hapoos fan growing up in Bombay, and no other mango was even worth a try. But it was eight years ago that I fell in love with Banganapalli after migrating to South India."

Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain: Mangoes are the tastiest!

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