Thursday, June 9, 2011

Manga Rosa

On Thursday, I found a new variety of Mango at the Sacalão (fruit/veggie market). It's called the Manga Rosa, and from my internet searches, I think it's only grown in Brasil. I asked the clerk at the store about it, and he told me it was good and that if I go out of town (to his sitio!) there are tons of kinds of mangoes, and he went on to list a whole bunch for me. Nice guy! Plus it always feels good to have some form of positive interaction in Portuguese.

Here's what it looks like:

I was hoping to get my own picture, but I didn't want to wake up the hubby (kids woke up early), and it was all cut and almost entirely devoured by the time he was up. It was probably one of the most beautiful mangoes I've ever seen--the color was a beautiful orangey-red-peach color, and the shape was perfect. It was smaller than the normal mangoes I get. I would describe the flavor as more citrus, with an orange flavor, and a little weaker mango taste. The hubby didn't like it, but I kinda liked it, and the kids just slurped it down.

On another note, I had one of those "I live a strange life" while checking out at the Sacalão: I bought one manga rosa, a package of figs, maracujá (the kids are sick, and I'm going to try to add it to juice), cilantro and green oranges. And it was all R$9! Things I would never have bought, had I not moved to Brasil!


  1. Shelley,

    That's my favorite kind of manga, it's so sweet and it's great for smoothies!