Everything you need to know about the most expensive Mango!

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The 7th edition of the Mango Festival in Siliguri, West Bengal, has spotlighted the Miyazaki mango, renowned as the world’s most expensive mango. This three-day extravaganza commenced on June 9th, hosted at a mall in Matigara, Siliguri, organized by Modella Caretaker Centre & School (MCCS) in collaboration with the Association for Conservation & Tourism (ACT), as reported by ANI.

Over 262 varieties of mangoes have been showcased at the festival, with the Miyazaki variety capturing significant attention due to its staggering price tag. The Miyazaki mangoes, brought to the festival by farmer Shaukat Hussain from West Bengal’s Birbhum, have garnered immense interest. ANI reported these mangoes are priced at a whopping ₹2.75 lakh per kilogram.

Originating from Miyazaki city in Japan’s Kyushu prefecture, the Miyazaki mango earned its name from its city of origin. Known as the ‘Egg of the Sun’ (Taiyo-no-Tamago in Japanese), these mangoes typically weigh over 350 grams and boast a sugar content of 15 percent or higher.

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Distinguished by their unique appearance and distinct color compared to traditional mango varieties popular in India and Southeast Asia, the Miyazaki mangoes were initially cultivated in Miyazaki during the late ’70s and early ’80s. The favorable climate of the city, characterized by warm weather, extended sunlight hours, and ample rainfall, facilitated mango cultivation, with peak harvests occurring between April and August.

These mangoes are reputed for their antioxidant-rich composition, containing beta-carotene and folic acid, which contribute to improving eye health and preventing vision deterioration, according to a trade promotion center.

While Miyazaki mangoes have found a place in India, they’re also cultivated in countries like Bangladesh, Thailand, and the Philippines. Reports have surfaced about this variant growing in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur city, with a couple claiming to have received the sapling from a fellow traveler on a train journey. This highlights the spread and popularity of Miyazaki mango cultivation beyond its original Japanese roots.