Flavour of The Month: Le Fruit de MONIN Mango

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Native to South Asia, mangoes made their way across the tropics and into the Americas in 1880. Today, mangoes are the most commonly eaten fruit in the world, with India being the greatest supplier. The English word ‘mango’ comes from the Portuguese word manga, probably adapted from the Malayalam word മാമ്പഴം, or māṅṅa. It’s a stone fruit, meaning it has one hard seed surrounded by tasty fruit.

How to pick a good mango?

With all the different sizes, shapes, colours, and flavours of mangoes on the market, it can be hard to know which ones to pick.

Pick mangoes based on aroma and touch rather than appearance. A ripe mango smells sweet and rich and is slightly soft. Colour has very little to do with ripeness, as this can vary depending on the type of mango.


How long does mango last?

The best way to cut a mango depends on the type that you are preparing, but all mangoes should be stored at room temperature before use. When ripe, mangoes will typically last for a maximum of four days. If you want to store your mango chilled or frozen, make sure to cut the mango first before refrigerating or freezing the fruit.

Types of Mangoes

There are a variety of mangoes, some being better for drying, some good as a puree while others are perfectly eaten fresh. Here are a few of the most popular varieties of mango:


1. Alphonso

Origin: Konkan, Maharashtra, India

Other Names: Hafoos, Hapus, Alphonse, King of Mangoes

Named after the Portuguese general Afonso de Albuquerque, Alphonso mango is known as the King of Mangoes. Unparalleled taste and texture make Alphonso the most sought after variety of mango in the world.


2. Ivory Mango

Origin: Thailand

Other Names: Jingu mango

Resembling a young elephant's tusk, Ivory mangoes rule the Thai and Chinese mainlands. The thin, elongated shape and lustrous smooth skin are the distinct characteristics of Ivory mangoes. They have bright yellowish flesh and are not too fibrous.


3. Sindhri

Origin: Mirpur Khas, Sindh, Pakistan

Other Names: Honey mango

A large oval-shaped mango, Sindhri stands out among the best varieties of mangoes in the world. It is frequently referred to as the Queen of Mangoes. Traders and growers credit Sindhri with excellent shelf life and delightful sweetness.

Salivating yet? We sure are. When it comes to mango, the sky is the limit. Try our mango-inspired drink recipes, curated by our creative beverage innovator.

Ice Blended Mango Cham





  • Le Fruit de MONIN Mango drizzle
  • Whipping cream
  • Mint sprig




  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Add ice and blend till smooth.
  • Pour the mix into a glass.
  • Garnish to serve.


Mango Toffee Collins




  • Dried mango
  • Rosemary



  • Add all ingredients except soda water into a glass.
  • Add ice and stir well to combine.
  • Top with soda water.
  • Garnish to serve.