In this article, we will see some important information about world’s costliest Miyazaki Mangoes. You might have see or heard about lot of mango varieties but do you know which one is the most costliest one ? Yes you are correct, it is none other than world’s famous Japan Miyazaki Mangoes. This mango is mostly grown in the Island country of Japan and is known for its many unique features which we will see in below section.
World’s Costliest Miyazaki Mangoes
- This mango derived its name from Miyazaki city in Japan where it is grown.
- Some of them can grow upto more than 350g weight and can have 15% or higher Sugar Content.
- According to Miyazaki local products and trade promotion Centre in Japan, these mangoes are grown during the peak harvest between April and August.
- Miyazaki mangoes are among the most expensive in the world and sold at ₹2.70 lakh per kilogram in the international market last year, according to the Japanese media reports. Sometimes price can go as high as ₹3-4 lakh per kilogram.
- According to the Japanese trade promotion Centre, the Miyazaki is a type of “Irwin” mango which is different from the yellow “Pelican mango” widely grown in Southeast Asia.
- Miyazaki’s mangoes are shipped all over Japan, and their production volume is second in Japan after Okinawa.
- These mangoes are rich in antioxidant and contain beta-carotene and folic acid, which is great for people that need help with tired eyes, as per the trade promotion Centre. They also help in preventing the reduced vision.
- As per the local news information, the production of mangoes started in Miyazaki in late 70s and early 80s. The city’s warm weather, long hours of sunlight and abundant rain made it possible for the farmers in Miyazaki to go for mango farming, the reports said. It is now the dominant produce here.
- The Miyazaki mangoes undergo a strict checking and testing before exported across the island nation. Those which pass the highest quality standard, are called “Eggs of the Sun”.
- These mangoes are often flaming red and their shape looks like dinosaur eggs. More on HT article.
- Japanese farmers wraps small net around the fruit that allows sunlight to hit the skin in a uniform manner giving it perfectly round shape.
- There is also a protective cushion on the ground for the fruit to protect from any mishappening as farmers does not pluck the fruit and allow it to fall by itself once it is completely ripened.