Have been seeing mango in the markets. Some are imported from Mexico and are reasonably priced.
On the other hand, the krazy priced ones are "local"...from Miyazaki (Kyushu) or Okinawa.
The highest priced one I've seen was 8000 yen...for one!
At the fruit and veggie stand that I often shop at, they had one for 500 yen!
I thought this was a bargain, so I bought one for us to try.
It weighed 300 grams or so (a little over half a pound).
The mango comes with "instructions" on how to cut and eat it.
The flyer in the container and sticker on the mango is also the mango's "proof" that it was grown in Okinawa.
The flyer also refers to the mango as a "tamago" which means "egg" which I thought was kind of strange.
This mango was really ripe.
I tried cutting a piece like the way they said to on their instructions, but found it to be a p.i.t.a. and ended up peeling the mango instead, way easier!
This mango seemed really sinewy (stringy) to me.
I can't tell you what variety it was, but I think the ones I've eaten in Hawaii were a bit firmer with less "strings".
Anyway, this was deliciously sweet and I'm glad we got to try this.
What fruits have you been enjoying this summer?