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Mangga is the Tagalog word for “mango.”

The most common variety of mango in the Philippines is what English speakers refer to as champagne mango. It’s been called Manila mango, Ataulfo mango (named after its Mexican grower) and Honey mango. Filipinos call it manggang kalabaw (carabao mango) while the Philippine government refers to it as ‘Manila Super-Mango’ — it is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the sweetest mango in the world.

Other popular mango varieties in the Philippines are Pico (Piko), Katchamita (Indian) and Pahutan (Mangifera altissima).

  • Mango Gulaman
    Mango Sago Gulaman
    Posted in: Recipes

    The Filipino treat Sago’t Gulaman is a refreshing blend of pieces of gulaman (seaweed-derived “gelatin”) and sago pearls. Here’s a recipe with mango puree added.

  • Guimaras mangoes
    Guimaras Mangoes
    Posted in: Fruits

    Photo of Guimaras mangoes still waiting to become fully ripe.

    * Guimaras is the name of an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region.

  • Philippine Dried Mangoes
    Dried Mangoes
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    For decades, packaged dried mangoes from the Philippines, particularly those for export, have been dry and tough because of the addition of sugar and preservatives. The texture had become familiar and expected to regular eaters of this snack.

    Recently though, the trend has been towards bringing to market “all-natural dried mangoes” which are moist and tenderly chewy.

  • Carabao Mangoes (Manggang Kalabaw )
    Carabao Mangoes (Manggang Kalabaw)
    Posted in: Fruits

    The most common variety of mango in the Philippines is what Americans refer to as champagne mango. It’s been called Manila mango, Ataulfo mango (named after its Mexican grower) and Honey mango. Filipinos call it manggang kalabaw (carabao mango) while the Philippine government refers to it as ‘Manila Super Mango.’

  • Filipino Mangoes
    Mangoes
    Posted in: Fruits

    Mangoes are the most esteemed of Philippine fruits — the carabao variety more than the piko.

    In selecting mangoes, one should look for those with firm, fully rounded cheeks, without bruises or black spots.

  • Choco Mangga Dipped in Dark Chocolate
    Choco Mangga
    Posted in: Filipino Candy, Filipino Snacks

    Choco Mangga is a product of Vermedes Inc, makers of R&M Preserves. Mangga is the Tagalog word for mango. Choco Mangga is strips of chewy dried mango dipped in chocolate. There are two variants of Choco Mangga — dipped in dark chocolate or white chocolate.

  • Green Indian Mangoes in the Philippines
    Indian Mangoes
    Posted in: Fruits

    Green Indian Mangoes in the Philippines. Photo by Angie Pastor. In the Philippines, these plumper, stouter mangoes are sliced up and then eaten with salt. Very crunchy! More photos and information to be uploaded after the website upgrade. Please check back!