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Ngowe


The original Ngowe tree (so it is believed) was brought from Zanzibar and planted on Lamu approximately 106 years ago. This typical coastal cultivar , also known as Lamu mango, can now be found all along the coastline and has also adapted well to medium altitude locations.

Ngowe is the most easily recognized of the local mango fruits. It is large, oblong and slender with a very prominent hook-like beak at the apex . From pale green, the fruit develops to a most attractive yellow to orange colour when ripe. The deep yellow flesh is of excellent quality, virtually free from fibre, melting, and carries no turpentine taste. The average fruit length measures 14 cm with a width of 9.5 cm, and a weight range of 425–600 g (mean: 523 g). The seeds are polyembryonic which means progeny develops more or less true-to-type.

Alphonso


Also known as Appus, Badami, Gundu and Khader. This cultivar originated in Maharashtra State (India).

The fruits are orange-yellow in colour, medium-sized and oval/oblique in shape. They average 11.6 cm in length, 9.3 cm in width, and weigh 300–450 g (mean: 390 g). The skin is thin and smooth. The flesh is firm to soft, low in fibre, yellow, sweet, has a pleasant taste and is of good eating quality. The seed is mono-embryonic in a large, woody stone. The fruit matures in early to mid-season.

Apple


This cultivar originated from the Kenya coastline, most probably around the Malindi area. It is a chance seedling and its parentage is unknown.

The fruits are medium to large, nearly round in shape and have a rich yellow/orange to red colour when ripe. Average length measures 9.7 cm by 11 cm in width, and the weight is 280–580 g (mean: 397 g). Normally, if not diseased, the skin is smooth and thin, and the juicy yellow flesh is of excellent flavour and of melting texture virtually free from fibre. This is not a polyembryonic cultivar and trees propagated by seed are very heterogeneous in fruit shape, colour and quality.

Nutrition


 In mango fruit pulp, the antioxidant vitamins A and C, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate, other B vitamins and essential nutrients, such as potassium, copper and amino acids, are present. Mango peel and pulp contain other phytonutrients, such as the pigment antioxidants - carotenoids and polyphenols - and omega-3 and -6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.


Our Mangoes are well selected and graded for best quality and customer satisfaction before being packaged with high quality cartons.


 

 

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