Ataulfo Mango is in a mango class all its own. The reason is fantastic flavor and string-less flesh that is yellow when ripe.
Scientific Binomial Name: Mangifera indica
Manila, Champagne, young, baby, yellow, honey, Adaulfo, or Adolfo Mango
Eat out of hand, in salads, as a chutney, juiced or blended - the uses go on and on. Expect Ataulfo mangoes be small - 10 to 14 count per case at the largest.
The Ataulfo Mango has one of the thinnest seeds of any mango. Although generally smaller than other mango varieties, the meat portion is quite large for its size, and the string-less interior melts in your mouth.
The flesh of the Ataulfo Mango is bright yellow to orange when ripe, and it roughly has the shape of an "S". Choose yellow to orange, not light green, mangoes that give slightly with gentle pressure. Ask your produce person to cut into one for you so you can see and taste the quality level.
Do not refrigerate.
Avoid mangoes that cut with anything but an orange to yellow interior.Many Ataulfo mangoes get to cold in transport and the flesh turns black to gray and is spoiled.
Ataulfo Mangoes are usually available twice a year in the spring and fall.
Ataulfo Mango Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 156g
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Mangoes are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin B6, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
It's not unusual to find these mangoes available organically.
Mangoes are a great item for juicing - buy a case, prep and freeze for juicing, or blending at your convenience.
Mango Tips & Trivia
- If the description says Manila Mango, you're probably eating an Ataulfo - unless you are in the Philippines. Many off-shore mangoes are notallowed into the States due to pests that can not be eradicated, so we only get to taste a small number of all the mango varieties available in tropical regions.