The Mango Story

What is a Mango?

Mango is a fruit indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, that belongs to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae, of which Mangifera indica, or the common mango, is commonly cultivated and used for food. The mango is cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions and distributed widely in the world, mango is one of the most extensively exploited fruits for food, juice, flavor, fragrance and color.

The English word mango originated from the Tamil word "maangai" and/or Malayalam word "ñña", then via Portuguese as manga. The word's first recorded attestation in a European language was a text by Ludovico di Varthema in Italian in 1510, as Manga; the first recorded occurrences in languages such as French and post-classical Latin appear to be translations from this Italian text.

How to Choose?

Glossy skin, no scotches, no wrinkles, no black spots.
Freshly harvested mangoes have white bloom on the skin. This prevents water from evaporating. When the bloom is gone and the color becomes brighter, it's the best time to eat it.

7D Mango Story

Carabao Mango grows while caressed by seabreeze. This special combination makes it more delicious.

Mr.Frank used his own soft dry method. In the 70's it was unusual to see soft dried mangoes. His method has become popular in the whole Philippines. 7D is number 1 because of it's own formula and the use of carabao mangoes only. The drying method is also different and is a family secret of 7D.

The dried mango has more concentrated nutrients than the fresh fruit. The dried mango has minerals, vitamins, beta carotine as well as eriocitrin which is a lemon polyphenol and a variety of flavonoid. This also has a lot of fiber which is good for digestion.