Our First Blog Post and the Australia's Kensington Pride Mangoes
Here at The Fruit Guy I am always looking to bring in fresh produce from around the world and introducing them to you. Then I realized, there is so much knowledge surrounding fruit and vegetables that we simply do not get when we shop at the supermarket. I want to change this. I want you to be just as excited about the fruit I source and give you the insights on what the differences are between the varieties of items. I will be adding more and more information on the product page going forward including ripening information, sweetness levels, acidity and so much more.
This week, I am going to introduce an Australian mango. Up until now, the mangoes have been from South East Asia, think Thailand and Myanmar. They are known to be pale to bright yellow in colour and have a creamy to very sweet flavor profile. This week I want to introduce you to a special mango called the Kensington Pride from Australia.
What makes them special?
They start off green with a hint of red and slowly develop into a yellow colour with a more prominent red blush. The Kensington Pride is a medium to large sized mango weighing at roughly 400-500 grams each. The flesh is very juicy and and has a tanginess next to it's inherent sweetness.
How do you know when it is ripe?
Please see the chart below. Don't just judge on the color, squeeze the mango gently. A ripe mango will give slightly. Ripe mangoes will become softer as they ripen and they sometimes have a fruity aroma at their stem ends.
The ideal ripening temperature is 18-20 degrees Celsius. If they are ripe and you do not wish to eat them directly, remember to put them in the fridge as soon as possible!
How to eat the Kensington Pride?
You can eat them as is or you can put them in a salad. The tanginess is a great addition to dishes with herbs and prawns, alternatively you can grill them slightly. The grilling will caramelize parts of the fruit and brings out another layer of smoky sweetness to the fruit.
Hope you will enjoy the Kensington Pride this week!