The mango sesaon is coming to an end at the Quinta dos Sentidos in the Portuguese region of Algarve. The mango fruit is always a highlight, so juicy and so sweet.
Its history is long but the fruit is believed to originate from Asia in the stretch from Myanmar to India. The Portuguese empire took it from Goa in India through Africa and to South America. A multitude of variants means that the fruit can now be found in virtually any frost-free wam climate. The trees can grow several hundred years old.
At the Quinta we have seven species. We eat them raw, make jam and chutney, or use them in Asian inspired dishes. A delight!