Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How are your mangoes different from the imported Indian mangoes?
Our mangoes are grown and shipped within the USA without having to undergo a mandatory quarantine process for imported mangoes. Our mangoes are shipped to you within 24 hrs of harvesting. These two factors are critical in maintaining the test and quality of mangoes.
Mangoes imported into the USA have to undergo a very stringent quarantine process called 'hot water treatment' where the mangoes are kept in hot water at the temperature of 115°F (46.1ºC) for 60-120 mins. This is followed by a cooling process for equal time and storage in an insect-free zone before ocean/air shipping. Upon arrival at the port and additional inspections, the fruits are hauled to various shipping outlets or retail stores.
Prolonged hot water treatment can affect the fruit quality and test, while the overall process easily results in 12-16 days between farm-to-table.
How are the mangoes ripened?
Our mangoes are naturally ripened, and we do not use any chemicals.
To facilitate natural ripening, we harvest mangoes when they are still green but fully mature so that they can ripen within 6-12 days after harvest. This allows us to ship the mangoes across the nation as the ripening process kicks in during shipping!
We do not use any chemicals for ripening.
Keep mangoes in the box you received with
Keep the box covered with a cotton cloth/napkin
Keep the box at room temperature (70F-80F)
DO NOT RIPEN MANGOES IN GARAGE as it can get too hot and damage the mangoes/taste
Can we visit your farm?
Currently, we are not structured to allow visitors. However, we are working on it and may even be set up for a "farm stay."
Did you import the mango seeds?
No. We haven't started the farm using seeds. However, we have worked with reputed nurseries to import mango cultivars from India and create grafts. This is a standard process to build an orchard of 'known' mango variety. Most of us are not aware of the fact that the mango tree from the seed of a 'known' mango that you may have bought from the store does not necessarily produce the same variety, and in fact, it will be a variety that will have a turpentine flavor as that is a commonly used rootstock for creating grafts. Needless to say, a tree started from a mango seed will take at least seven years to bear fruit. Do you want to wait that long to find out you planted a turpentine variety that you won't enjoy?
What are the nutritional contents of a mango?
Mangos are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, providing 50% of the daily value in each ¾ cup serving. They’re also a good source of folate and copper and provide 2 grams of fiber (7% DV) and 8% DV of vitamin A. The bright yellow flesh is a cue that they contain valuable polyphenols, or natural plant-based compounds that have been the focus of multiple studies. See the Mango Nutrition Facts Label.
Can I freeze the mango?
If you have extra mangos and space to spare in your freezer, you can easily freeze your fresh, ripe mangos for later use! Ripe mangos can be frozen for up to 6 months, cut, or pureed. Simply wash, slice, and dice your ripe mangos, arrange the slices on a flat baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and place them in the freezer. Once the mango slices are frozen, store them in an airtight, sealed container or freezer bag. You can also puree mango in a food processor or blender, pour it into an airtight, sealed container, and place it in the freezer.