Have You Tasted Carabao Mangoes?

@salonga (27955)
Philippines
November 17, 2015 3:33am CST
The carabao mango trees in my ancestral home have lots of young fruits. In the Philippines, the sweetest and the most expensive variety is carabao mango. This is known internationally as Philippine mango and is regarded in the world market for its peculiar sweetness and exotic taste. In the 1995 edition of the Guinness Book of World Record, this mango variety was listed as the sweetest in the world. I can't wait till the mango fruits turn bigger and bulkier. If by God's grace no strong typhoon will come, we will be enjoying bountiful harvest in the next two to three months. There are various varieties of mangoes in the world but for me, no other variety can match the divine taste of carabao mangoes. Have you tasted carabao mangoes?
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@LadyDuck (183081)
• Switzerland
17 Nov 15
Yes, I have tasted them in the Caribbeans, they are delicious.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
So nice to hear that! Those ripened from the tree are actually the sweetest ever.
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@sofssu (15121)
17 Nov 15
Oh nope.. never,.. could you send me some when you harvest them.. I love mangoes.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
Not yet! Oh I wish we were neighbors so you could eat as much as you want.
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@sofssu (15121)
17 Nov 15
@salonga LOl aren't we neighbors on mylot you could always send me virtual mangoes..I was just teasing LOL We only have mangoes in summer..
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
@sofssu Virtual mangoes yes lol
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@gudheart (12741)
17 Nov 15
They look beautiful. Are they white colour? I can't tell from the picture. I love the taste of normal yellow ripe mangoes.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
No not white. The reflection of sunlight lightened their original color. When raw they are more like apple green but when they ripen they are deep yellow. Here look a the photo.
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@gudheart (12741)
18 Nov 15
@salonga Oh they look like normal mangoes so I might have had them before.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
@gudheart Yes they look like normal mangoes except for their peculiar sweetness.
@1hopefulman (33710)
• Canada
21 Nov 15
Not familiar with that variety. I love mangoes that come from Haiti as we can get those here and they are amazing.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
21 Nov 15
I understand, they are cultivated only in the Philippines and I think Mexico also is now planting and earning a lot from this variety from the Philippines.
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@1hopefulman (33710)
• Canada
22 Nov 15
@salonga Mangoes from Mexico are not the best. For good mangoes we have too look somewhere else.
• Canada
19 Nov 15
I love mangoes, but I didn't know the different varieties. I'd love to have some mangoes right now.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
There are so many varieties actually in each country where mangoes could grow.
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• Canada
20 Nov 15
@salonga I suppose that's true of most fruits, but because mangoes don't grow here, I only know the kind we see in the stores. It must be nice to live where they grow.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Nov 15
I've never tasted them or even heard of that type before. I have tasted mangoes and they are really good.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
All mangoes when ripen the natural way taste sweet but the best sweetness comes from carabao mangoes.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
@salonga Sounds really good.
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@just4him (128983)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov 15
I haven't heard of them, but I do like mangoes. Enjoy the harvest in a couple months and I hope a typhoon doesn't destroy them.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
Thank you so much! I pray your legs keep healing. God bless!
@marlina (79717)
• Canada
18 Nov 15
Sorry to say that I have never had the joy of tasting those sweet carabao mangoes.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
Well I am certain you have other delicious locally grown fruits that you enjoy.
@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Nov 15
I have never tasted it, no. But I love sweet fruit, so if it is very sweet it can only be delicious. I hope you will get a bountiful harvest!
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Thank you!Carabao Mango is to me the most delicious fruit, it is so good that they are even served to Kings.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
18 Nov 15
I think we have these growing here on our islands. The mango is so sweet and juicy inside. They are even excellent green with a hot Chinese spice on them.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Apple mango in my yard
@poehere,I think it is a different mango variety. If you see the shape is not the same as the carabao mangoes in my ancestral yard. I think I have the same variety of what you posted in my own yard. We call it Apple Mango here because when ripe, the color becomes like that of apple. Here is the photo of my Apple Mango. Do you think they are the same variety?
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
18 Nov 15
@salonga No there are not red when ripe. These are more of a deep yellow orange color when they are ripe.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
@poehere Do they look like these when ripe?
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@SIMPLYD (84945)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
Yes that's the one i love to eat . In my younger years i love to eat it when it's "manibalang" (nearly ripened ) and dip it in bagoong (fish sauce) with lots of Thai chili . But not anymore , now that i am older . I like it ripe and i can eat e big ones . Oh my ! As for my daughter , it's her turn to love it manibalang and dip it in bagoong . Oh my , i am drooling !
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
We are very much the same. I've favored the ripe ones more now than the manibalang although occasionally I would crave for manibalang with bagoong. When mango is in season I am not happy if I have no ripe carabao mangoes every meal time. It is addictive.
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@SIMPLYD (84945)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
@salonga Oh i envy you for having a tree of that . I have an Auntie who has a farm of that in Aritao, Nueva Viscaya . When i take a vacation there , we would always go to the farm and pick lots of mangoes . And meals will always be with mangoes as dessert .
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD Wow that sounds very exciting! I so enjoy visiting a farm.
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@birjudanak (7293)
• India
18 Nov 15
i have never test this one but i have lot of mangoes tested because we have three months to eat mangoes,my family(4 persons) eat 150 kg mangoes in this season,all are waiting for these season because its sweet and not need anything we all whole day eat mangoes in other word its king of fruits.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Yes mango is king of fruits. You should taste the Philippine mango, it is really the best in sweetness.
• India
18 Nov 15
@salonga yes definitely you have to eat me when i will there. i have tested lot of mangoes and my dad is experienced person he just smell and said this is name of this mangoes.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
@birjudanak Okay, if we meet here, will give you unlimited supply of mangoes.
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@buenavida (8283)
• Sweden
21 Nov 15
Most times I have tasted frozen mangoes, and some of them are great, but the fruits we get here are rather expensive.. they have traveled a long way.. One day, I would like to visit a place where one can eat them right from the tree, fresh and ripe..
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
21 Nov 15
Ripe from the tree is certainly the best. When I was a child, I and my playmates would all gather under the 2 big mango trees in our backyard. When the wind blows, ripe mango trees would fall one after the other and so we were all happily racing to get the most number of fallen mangoes. Then we will sit together in a nipa hut to eat the mangoes.
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@buenavida (8283)
• Sweden
21 Nov 15
@salonga - Sounds almost like the paradise.. You kids must have been very healthy..
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
21 Nov 15
@buenavida Yes very healthy! My little ones love mangoes a lot.
@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov 15
I don't think I have tasted these. Mangoes aren't my favourite food.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
oh I see, So what is your most favorite fruit?
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov 15
@salonga I think I'd have to say watermelon, especially on a hot summer's day.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
@JudyEv Wow, Watermelon is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world! We have plenty of watermelons during summer. I also love watermelon, it is very refreshing.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
28 Nov 15
If a strong typhoon comes, you will have fewer but bigger mangoes. I sure hope you have a good harvest. For us here in Singapore, land is so scarce and so expensive that most of us never dream that we can live in a house with garden for trees.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
28 Nov 15
I never knew land is scarce and expensive in Singapore. But anyway, your country is very progressive.
@ridingbet (60769)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
I like the unripe carabao mango, or the sweet ripe mango as well. I could eat 3 pieces during my younger years; now, I prefer the ripe, and eat these with rice. I can make it as my viand.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
lol, very Filipino style! My late Mom is just the same...she eats rice with ripe mango.
@epiffanie (10457)
• Australia
19 Nov 15
I can't wait to eat as many mangoes as I can when I arrive there soon . Carabao mangoes is up to $14 a kilo here.. so you are lucky to have your own mango trees..
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
So expensive! You have to come during summer season to enjoy cheaper mangoes here.
• United States
17 Nov 15
Nope, but I do like mangoes!
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
No one can resist the taste of carabao mangoes.
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
Well, I have tasted them before but it was a while ago, and it was given to us. we have a mango tree but nothing sort of a carabao like. I love the green one, even though they are way too salty.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
You are from the Philippines so I wonder why you are not familiar with carabao magoes.
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• Philippines
17 Nov 15
Well, I have tasted them before but it was a while ago, and it was given to us. we have a mango tree but nothing sort of a carabao like. I love the green one, even though they are way too salty.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
What variety is your mango tree?
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