The Carabao Mango, also known as the Philippine Mango, is one of the many varieties of mangoes across the world. It is regarded as one of the most important varieties cultivated from the Philippines due to its popularity. The Carabao mango is known for its sweetness and exotic taste, even being listed as ‘Sweetest in the World’ by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1995.
There are 14 different strains of Carabao mango. These strains include the Talaban and Fresco of Guimaras, MMSU Gold of the Iloccos region, Lamao, and Sweet Elena of Zambales. A comparative study found that the Sweet Elena of Zambales is the sweetest Carabao mango strain.
The Carabao mango’s unique taste gives the Philippines credit for having the world’s best mango. Visitors and tourists from all over the globe come to the Philippines to enjoy everything the country has to offer, but if there’s one thing that stands out – it’s the mangoes.
People around the world don’t mind paying the premium price that comes with the Philippine mango because of its distinctive taste. The Carabao mango’s popularity is so immense that various countries have labeled some of their mangoes “Manila Mango” just to attract consumers.
Fruit enthusiasts from all over the globe consider the Philippine mango as one of the finest fruits in the world. However, for Filipinos, it is more than just the national fruit – it is the national pride and the backbone of the agricultural economy.