It’s Mango Season!

Not long ago I mentioned that the mango trees were in bloom and the lorikeets were returning to our district.  Now the mangos are fruiting and thanks to Dusty and El Gordo’s trees we are in mango heaven.

Did you know?

Mangos are an exceptional source of Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of potassium and contain beta carotene;

Mangos are high in fiber, but low in calories (approx. 110 per average sized mango), fat and sodium;

Mangos come in many shapes and sizes and there several hundreds of named mango types; and

Mangos are a good daily diet staple; more mangos are eaten fresh all over the world than any other fruit!

In our neck of the woods the lorikeets like the mangos as much as we do as demonstrated by this photo taken by Dusty.  The lorikeet is eating the fruit to the pit and only the pit will fall to the ground.  I’d like to title this photo Lorikeet Butt:

Look closely in the middle of the tree.

Look closely in the middle of the tree.

Dusty and El Gordo kindly brought a bag of mangos over yesterday:

A lovely bowl of mangos.

A lovely bowl of mangos.

After we had a visit and they left to journey home, I promptly peeled the luscious mangos and made a lovely dessert:

Mango pudding.

Mango pudding.

It’s the simple things like friends who come bearing mangos that makes life so good in the campo.

 

 

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6 Responses to It’s Mango Season!

  1. Carol says:

    Mmmm that looks good! Think I will make some more Mango icecream. Who ever would have envisioned that we would be adding such an exotic fruit to our everyday life. Life in Panama just gets better each day!

    • indacampo says:

      We might just have to take a wander and try that ice cream….:) Mango/pineapple icecream, mango/banana icecream, mango/passion fruit icecream….

  2. rainmacam says:

    thank you for the mention. 😀

  3. I love freshly made mango lassies (mango & yogurt & maple syrup or honey blended together)! The kind of mangoes you pictured was called “Julie” mango in the Southern Caribbean. What do you call them in your area?

    • indacampo says:

      So far we just call them the good tasting mangos. There are other that taste as my amiga says “like dirty socks”, but we also have many different kinds. Part of the fun is hunting them down!

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