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May 14, 2013 01:06 PM

Imported Indian Mangos?

Anyone know if there are Indian or other grocery stores in the greater Boston area that sell fresh mangos imported from India? I think the season has started, and I would love to find a reliable source. TIA.

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    Waltham India Market
    315 Moody St Waltham, MA 02453
    (781) 899-6018

    Check out the food court in the basement.

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      I just went through 5 boxes from Patel Bros in Waltham. Yes they're very expensive but very good. I can't eat any other mango after eating these!:(

    2. I just picked up a box of kesars at Patel Brothers, also on Moody Street. I haven't eaten one yet since they are not quite ripe. But, even slightly unripe, they smell amazing.

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      1. re: beetlebug

        Thanks for the lead. I checked Waltham India Market first but came up dry. There were only seven boxes at Patel's. Hounds who are interested should hurry over before they are gone.

        1. re: beetlebug

          Good god. I now see what all the fuss is about with the indian mango. I couldn't wait any longer so I've been eating slightly green ones. Just the perfect amount of sweetness without cloying and that slight flowery scent is just intoxicating.

          1. How do you all store the mangos? I just bought 3 boxes from Patel Brothers (I gave away two). They look slightly greenish, but I just cut into a damaged one and it seemed pretty juicy and tasted good. Now I'm not sure whether to leave the other 9 mangos on the counter or put them in the fridge?

            Also, the boxes were sealed when I bought them. All of them had at least 1 mango with a lot of damage/black rotted spots on them, but in one of the boxes, almost half of the mangos have black spots on them. Do you just take your chances when you buy them, or do you open the boxes at the store and check them? It didn't look like they wanted people to open them, given the limited supplies.

            On the other hand...given how much I'm paying for them...even one mango that's rotten is kind of a bummer!

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            1. re: taterjane

              You tell them to open the box right there for you at checkout. If one is damage, they better replace it for you or you call the manager.

              Store the mango in dark warm area, not the fridge.