May 28, 2015

Its the start of the traditional mango season this year on Grand Cayman. Many trees from West Bay to East End are bearing the ripe fruit for their usual summer run. For our diverse expatriate community you may not realize that it is mango season but it is quite easy to know that it’s the time of the year. There are trucks spread throughout town selling local varieties, stands in Kirk Market piled high of the juicy delectable fruit, and if you are one of the lucky few you may have a tree in your yard. Locals can enjoy lots of mangoes at good prices. In addition to just eating the fruit, people can make also juices, chutneys and jams. The sweet and tangy taste, combined with the powerful aroma, provides perfect ingredient for those who like to experiment in the kitchen as it can be used in an endless variety of dishes. Mangoes are also good for health as they are rich in dietary fibre, vitamins A – B6 – C – E – K and potassium.

There are many varieties of Mangoes found here in the Cayman Islands. Below you will find a comprehensive buying guide so the next time you pass by the store you can choose the best mango for your purpose.

Local mangoes are available at Kirk Market in the Produce Department

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Local mangoes are available at Kirk Market in the Produce Department

 

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Toptropicals