Health issues with artificial ripened mangoes? Where to buy Organic Mangoes?
Do we have a person in this world who say that I don’t like Mangoes!
In Tamil, we call it as Mukkanigal (முக்கனி) which includes Mango, Jackfruit and Banana. Though Mango is a delicious seasonal fruit, Mango is the first fruit in Mukkanigal with good source of vitamins A, C, K and E and it is an immunity booster.
Mango Season in India:
The peak mango season in India is from April-July in the southwest and moves towards the northeast in June-July. The flowering starts in the month of December-January in the south and it lasts till February
|States||Mango Season and harvest in India|
|Gujarat||May – June|
|Maharashtra||April – May (Ratnagiri)|
|Tamilnadu||April – May|
|Andhra Pradesh||May – July (Coastal districts)|
|Uttar Pradesh||June- August|
|Bihar and Northern states of India||June – August|
Artificial Ripening Process:
Ripening is a process in fruits that causes them to become more edible. In general, a fruit becomes sweeter, less green, and softer as it ripens. However, the acidity as well as sweetness rises during ripening, but the fruit still tastes sweeter regardless. An organic compound involved with ripening is ethylene, a gas created by plants from the amino acid methionine
Mango fruits ripen unevenly on the tree and natural ripening can be very slow and unpredictable. Hence, to overcome these problems certain chemicals are used to ripen the fruits artificially. Fruits are briefly exposed to ethylene or similar gases like acetylene to initiate the ripening process. Ethylene is known to be a plant hormone that triggers fruit ripening. Ethephon is known as one of the most common ethylene-generating chemicals for post-harvest treatments. Ethephon accelerates ripening and improves the peel color of the mangoes. Though ethylene promotes the ripening process & improves color development of the fruits, it has some disadvantages in post-harvest shelf life & can be harmful to product quality
Health issues due to consuming artificial ripened mangoes with Carbides and Ethylene gas:
Though calcium carbide is used for ripening fruits. Acetylene generated from carbide is flammable and explosive even in a low concentration as compared to ethylene. Acetylene gas is an analogue of ethylene and quickens the ripening process. Sometimes only the skin color is changed while the fruit remains unripe and raw. When a high dose of carbide is used on a raw fruit for ripening purposes it results in poor flavor of the fruit and possibly toxic. It is also considered as extremely hazardous, early symptoms of arsenic and phosphorus poisoning include throat sores, cough, wheezing and shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea with or without blood, burning sensation of the chest and abdomen, thirst, weakness and difficulty in swallowing and speech. Other effects include numbness in the legs and hands, cold and damp skin, and low blood pressure and in cases it can become fatal if not treated in time. Acetylene gas had an unpleasant odor and produced a noticeable flavor in the treated fruits. It affects the neurological system resulting in headache, dizziness, mood disturbances, sleepiness, and mental confusion.
How can you identify organically ripened mangoes?
The smell is the first and good indicator of mangoes. It has a sweet natural aroma that can fill the room, unlike the faint smell of artificial ripened mangoes. Organic mangoes should look and feel soft while handling where Chemically ripened mangoes are yellow, yet hard. Organic mangoes show gradients in yellows & green color wherein artificial ripened mangoes show uniformly yellow color.
Where can you buy Organic Mangoes?
The Best place to buy organic mangoes is from Natural Mangoes.
Natural Mangoes from ARNV farms offers the best quality organic mangoes in market. Mangoes are organically produced and naturally ripened, and no chemical preservatives used. Mangoes are packed semi ripe to withstand transport time. Fruit will mature to full sweetness and aroma after arrival. Please open the and lay the mangoes on the floor on the hay that comes within the crate. Do not refrigerate the mangoes unless fully ripe. Usually delivered in 3–5 business days. Delivery available in Tamil Nadu and all over India.
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