California Organic Keitt Mangos are Back!
I look forward to the arrival of California Kiett mangos every year. Have not seen them mentioned here before.
These are hugh green skinned mangos. They have a relatively small pit, so you get your money's worth even at more than $3 each. The flesh is smooth, not stringy. They also are picked riper and have not been subjected to the hot water bath that imported mangos, even organic ones, go through, so the taste is like those I've had in other mango growing countries, seldom found in even the best imported ones.
Whole Foods has had piles of them lately (One of the few things that gets me into a WF). Monterey Mkt was just about sold out of small, cheaper ones today. I get em while I can and cube and freeze as the season is short (late Sept-mid Oct)
Thanks for the tip. Just picked up a very large, approximately 3by 6" at Pike Place Market $2.99. Probably would have passed it up had I not read your post.
Thanks for this tip -- I hadn't heard of these before. They had Keitts today at Berkeley Bowl for $2.09 each, a pretty good deal considering how huge these are.
The lack of stringiness is key. The one I tried today wasn't as intensely sweet as good Indian or Taiwanese mangoes, but sweet enough. I especially liked that it was nice and juicy -- sometimes the Manilas I buy at Berkeley Bowl are a bit dry and chalky.
Will definitely keep buying the Keitts as long as they're available.
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