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May 6, 2007 10:17 AM

Alphonso mangoes?

One of my Indian friends tells me that this year it will be legal to start importing alphonso mangoes into the US (part of the nuclear deal with India - they get nuclear reactors, we get mangoes). Alphonsos are the most amazing mango you have ever had and the season is starting up now. Just curious if anyone knows of a source in the Boston area?

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  1. I'm completely intrigued by this. This may sound stupid but are they any relation to Alphonso olives? Probably not I know stupid question. I love mangoes but I am particular about which mangoes I buy. I like the soft yellow ones that are curvy. What is so unique about these mangoes you are talking about? Are they sweeter?

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      1. re: Rubee

        Thanks so much Rubee I appreciate the interesting article. There are many Indian Markets in Waltham so I guess I should check it out.