Woolworths has introduced a new variety of mangoes just in time for summer.
Maha Bliss mangoes, specially grown to be easier to eat, have a much finer, flatter seed than the bulky mango seeds Australians are accustomed to.
The smaller seed of Maha Bliss, native to Thailand but now grown in Darwin, means the fruit is almost entirely flesh.
Woolworths has unveiled Maha Bliss mangoes (pictured), specially grown to be easier to eat than conventional mangoes, just in time for the new season. The variety has a skinny seed and much more flesh than we are used to.
Australians are lucky to have access to 12 amazing varieties of mangoes in different parts of the country.
It is also said to have an intensely sweet and buttery flavor.
So far, Woolworths is the only major supermarket to offer this new type in Australia.
Maha Bliss mangoes will be available in stores across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
The mango season begins at the end of September and lasts until approximately April.
Until recently, Australians could buy 11 varieties, with the juicy Kensington Pride (also known as the Bowen mango) being by far the most popular.
It accounted for about 40 percent of all mangoes grown.
Other types of mangoes, rich in calcium, fiber and potassium, include Calypso, Honey Gold and R2E2.
Maha Bliss mangoes are said to have an intensely sweet and buttery flavor.
HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD MANGO
The best way to buy a mango is with your nose: smell it!
A fresh, ripe mango should have a fragrant tropical aroma that varies in intensity from very subtle to strong depending on the variety.
A ripe mango will be firm and will give slightly to the touch so avoid hard, very soft or bruised mangoes.
Also avoid wrinkled or shriveled mangoes, as they will be overripe and have an unpleasant fermented taste.