There was uproar last year when the European Union banned the importation of Alphonso mangoes because of fears they were infested with fruit flies that could damage European salad crops.
In India the Alphonso is a national obsession. For a brief season it bowls cricket for six and pushes Bollywood to the back of the queue. It’s regarded as the pinnacle of mango perfection, with its golden skin and honeyed, aromatic flesh. Continue reading