Typically, we encounter yellow or green mangoes; nevertheless, here comes one of the most expensive varieties of fruit, the Miyazaki mango, which is purple in colour.
The purple mango, also known as the Miyazaki mango, is a fruit native to Japan. It is one of the most famous fruits farmed in Miyazaki city.
These mangoes are among the most costly in the world, having been sold in the foreign market for more than Rs 400,000 a kilogramme last year.
What is Miyazaki Mango and how much does it cost?
These mangoes are marketed and sold under the brand name ‘Taiyo-no-Tomago’ or ‘Eggs of Sunshine’. It is not yellow or green in colour; rather, it ripens to a flaming red from purple, and the shape resembles dinosaur eggs. According to studies, these mangoes weigh more than 350g and contain 15% or more sugar.
In 1984, these mangoes were cultivated in Miyazaki city. It is only available between April and August. Apart from being the most flavorful fruit, mangoes also provide a plethora of health benefits. It’s no coincidence that this fruit is dubbed the ‘King of fruits’.
This extremely rare fruit is the most expensive in Japan. A carton of two mangoes costs between Rs 15000 and Rs 400,000. Additionally, these mangoes are grown in Thailand, the Philippines, and India.
Miyazaki mango’s health benefits include the following:
This variety of mango is high in antioxidants, contains beta-carotene and folic acid, and helps prevent cancer. The fruit is beneficial to the eyes and skin and also aids in cholesterol reduction.