Badami or the Alphonso Mangoes of Karnataka is one of the superior varieties of mangoes cultivated, and grown in India. It has a pale-yellow thin skin, through which you can easily tell through touch the softness of the insides. The meat of the mango is a bright and luscious yellow-orange with only a medium-thickness on its stone centre. Badami mangoes have a delicately sweet, luscious, succulent, and juicy taste. Just to be clear, Badami is only a close relative of Alphonso mangoes, they are grown mainly in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka states. However, due to their minuscule differences, they are commonly mistaken to be the same.
Mangoes are considered to be the “King of Fruits”, for some parts of the world. India is one of those with their major mango-growing states like Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu. This made India a prominent exporter of fresh mangoes in the world.
24 Indian Mango Varieties
- Alphonso Mangoes - Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
- Kesar Mangoes - Junagadh, Gujarat
- Dasheri Mangoes - Lucknow and Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh
- Himsagar and Kishan Bhog Mangoes - Murshidabad, West Bengal
- Chausa Mangoes - Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh
- Badami Mangoes - North Karnataka
- Safeda Mangoes - Andhra Pradesh
- Bombay Green Mangoes – Punjab
- Langra Mangoes - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Totapuri Mangoes - Bangalore, Karnataka
- Neelam Mangoes - Andhra Pradesh
- Raspuri Mangoes – Karnataka
- Malgoa/Mulgoba Mangoes - Salem, Tamil Nadu
- Lakshmanbhog Mangoes - Malda, West Bengal
- Amrapali Mangoes - All Over India
- Imam Pasand Mangoes - Andhra Pradesh/Telangana/Tamil Nadu
- Fazli Mangoes - Bihar/West Bengal
- Mankurad Mangoes – Goa
- Paheri/Pairi Mangoes – Gujarat
- Mallika Mangoes - All Over India
- Gulab Khaas Mangoes - Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal
- Vanraj Mangoes – Gujarat
- Kilichundan Mango – Kerala
- Rumani Mangoes – Chennai
Need we say more? This vast selection of different mango types available all across India is paired up with another long list of nutrients that you can also get from them. The good news is that you no longer need to go there to experience that awesome mango goodness because Red Rickshaw brought India’s famous Badami mango to the UK!
One cup (165 grams) of sliced mango provides:
- Calories: 99
- Protein: 1.4 grams
- Carbs: 24.7 grams
- Fat: 0.6 grams
- Dietary fibre: 2.6 grams
- Vitamin C: 67% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Copper: 20% of the RDI
- Folate: 18% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 11.6% of the RDI
- Vitamin A: 10% of the RDI
- Vitamin E: 9.7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5: 6.5% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 6% of the RDI
- Niacin: 7% of the RDI
- Potassium: 6% of the RDI
- Riboflavin: 5% of the RDI
- Manganese: 4.5% of the RDI
- Thiamine: 4% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Benefits of Mangoes
- They are low in calories and high in nutritional contents.
- They are rich in antioxidants including mangiferin, catechins, anthocyanins, quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, benzoic acid, and many others.
- They can help boost your immunity by serving as a great source of folate, some Vitamin B, as well as vitamins A, C, K, and E.
- They are good for the heart. The nutrients that you get from several types of mangoes help lower blood cholesterol, triglycerides, and free fatty acid levels.