Mangoes are believed to have originated from the region between northwestern Myanmar, Bangladesh, and northeastern India. The mango is cultivated in most frost-free tropical climates, with almost half the world’s mango supply harvested in India.
Some may find it surprising to hear that mango, the most popular tropical fruit, is grown in Japan. Thanks to its subtropical climate, Okinawa Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture are able to grow excellent quality mangoes. Mangoes from Miyazaki are especially prized for being extra sweet and tasty, with tight quality control to ensure a 15% sugar content and a minimum weight of 350 grams.
Fun Facts About Mangoes
It takes about 4 to 6 years for a tree to bear fruit.
Trees can still bear fruit after 300 years.
Less than 1% of the flowers will mature.
They are related to cashews and pistachios.
Mango trees can grow as tall as 100 feet!
Originally from Japan, the Miyazaki mangoes are considered amongst the costliest fruits in the world.
Celebrate with Mango Liqueur!
Mangoes are versatile fruit that can be eaten raw or can be used to make juices, smoothies, cakes, pickles, ice creams, etc. On this Mango Day, we recommend trying a new way to consume mango - fruit sake!
Miwaku fruit sake series are produced by Aichi based Maruishi Jozo, an award winning brewery with more than 330 years of sake brewing experience. The base is junmai-shu so you can also expect a high-quality taste of sake. The low alcohol percentage of just 7% is attractive even to those who don’t normally like alcohol and it is perfect for making cocktails.
Miwaku no Mango is great for those who crave the flavor of tropical fruits in a form of alcohol cocktail. It is made with alphonso mango which is considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. To make it a little bit more special, you can easily make a cocktail by mixing it with some juice. Mix Miwaku no Mango with orange or mango juice to your liking. Match it with dried fruit for even sweeter experience and enjoy!