Mango

Mango von Seeberger, 100 g

Mango

Product information

Our mangoes not only look perfect, but more importantly, they taste that way too: as if sun-kissed! The vibrant yellow-orange strips of the popular fruit bring a taste of the summer and heat they ripened in, even to the rainiest day or the most unusual place.

Ingredients

Mango strips, potato starch, antioxidant sodium metabisulphite.

Nutrition Statement

No added sugar (contains natural sugar), rich in fibre

This product is

  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • glutenfree*
  • lactosefree*
  • no added sugar**
  • no added salt***
* recipe – cross-contamination possible.
** Contains naturally occurring sugars.
*** Contains naturally occurring sodium.

Nutrition facts

(per 100g)

  • Calories (kj/kcal) 1.334 kj/315 kcal
  • Fat 1,0 g
  • of which saturated fatty acids 0,4 g
  • Carbohydrate 67 g
  • of which sugar ** 42 g
  • Protein 3,3 g
  • Salt *** 0,14 g

THE JOURNEY OF THE MANGO

Country of origin

Ghana is characterized by a tropical climate with alternating periods of rain and dryness and with both days and nights being of almost the same length, due to the proximity to the equator. Pineapples, bananas, avocados, papayas, coconuts and other useful plants are also grown in the growing area.

Product

Mango trees are now grown in almost all tropical and subtropical areas. The mango season differs depending on the country of origin. The mango is oval or kidney-shaped, depending on the variety. It is yellow, green to red and has a solid skin. This is edible in some wild species. The flesh is yellow to orange. There are now over 250 mango varieties worldwide, but only a handful of them are suitable for drying. About 13–14 kg of fresh mango are needed for 1 kg of dried mango.

Cultivation / harvesting

There are two periods in which mangoes can be grown in Ghana. The varieties Kent and Keitt are particularly widespread. The main season runs from May to July (major season), during which time more than twice the amount is produced compared to the second season. This runs from January to February (minor season).

Processing

During the harvest season, the freshly harvested fruit is delivered to our supplier all through the day. After receiving the goods, the mangoes are checked for maturity and then washed. If they have not yet reached full maturity, they are stored in a ripening chamber until the ripening process is fully completed. The subsequent quality control also includes checking for color and damage caused by fruit flies and other factors. The farmers are given the order to harvest only ripe fruits and deliver them to the drying plant. After the washing process, the mangoes are first peeled by hand. To remove the hard core, the fruit must then be cut in half. Afterwards, the mango slices that end up in our bags are cut into strips by hand. After this step, the sulfurization is carried out by immersion in an aqueous solution. The strips are then laid out on drying grids. The mango strips dry at 65–75 °C for about 15 hours. After drying, the mango strips are checked again for their size and possible foreign material, to ensure they fit into the Seeberger package. Now they are treated with potato starch so that the strips do not stick together too much. Before the finished mangoes can make their way to us in Ulm, they are packed in cartons.

Partnership

We have a long-standing, close and transparent partnership with our supplier from Ghana, based on a relationship of trust. Meanwhile, this is one of the largest mango processing companies worldwide. We are proud that our partnership has enabled us to contribute to a substantial economic development of the entire region. Not only the employees of the processing plant benefit from this, but also the many suppliers in the wider surroundings.

Quality characteristic

Mangoes can vary greatly in terms of taste, color and consistency. Our mango strips are characterized by a special fruity-sweet taste and a predominantly soft, well-edible consistency. Seeberger mangoes have a bright orange color.

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