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Mango

The mango is grown in the northern coast of Peru, especially in the San Lorenzo Valley - Piura, in Motupe - La Libertad and Casma - Ancash.

 

Among the different varieties its main variety is the Kent variety - with the higher production volumes in Peru, it is characterized by a fibreless variety.

The Kent mango is very sweet and juicy which later merges with a red "cheek" then in a dark orange. You can also end the Kent in a green tone directly or yellow with small white spots. The mango is characterized by an oval appearance in supermarkets the weight found is usually between 400 and 600 grams.

 

The availability of mango in northern Peru is between the months of December and March.

 

The mango is low in calories and contain very healthy amounts of fibers, vitamins and minerals (A, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, B-9, C, E and K and a number of essential minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc). A Kent mango provides about 130 calories and 3.7 grams of fiber.

For its wealth of acids, vitamins (especially vitamin A), it is a good antioxidant fruit to neutralize the situation and the body release a defense against the breakdown of cells.

 

The origin of the variety Kent

 

The original tree was a plant from seed Brooks, whose cultivation began in September 1932 owned by Leith D. Kent in Coconut Grove, Florida. This species Kent was apparently a mix of "Brooks" and "Haden" as described in subsequent analyzes in 2005. The Mango Kent has rapidly gained popularity in Florida, thanks to its excellent taste and by the fiberless product.

The mango tree Kent has a strong bearing, with a compact canopy and upright growth habits that allow a higher level of productivity. In Florida, this plant is very popular in Spain, for example, It is of limited use due to the susceptibility to anthracnose. The original tree still exists today in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Kent Mango

Kent Mango

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Mangifera indica

Tommy Atkins

Tommy Atkins

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Mangifera indica