Kolkata, India: As a token of friendship between the two neighboring countries, India got 2600 kilograms of luscious mangoes from Bangladesh yesterday.
It was sent over Bangaon, West Bengal’s Petrapole border.
Deputy Commissioner of Bangladesh’s Benapole Custom House Anupam Chakma said, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has sent the gift of a special variety of Haribhanga mangoes for the President and the Prime Minister of India, and other political leaders.
They are hoping that the sweetness of the mangoes will mask the bitterness of Covid-19, according to Assistant Commissioner Customs Petrapole Anit Jain.
Mangoes of Bangladesh
One of the world’s most loved fruit is also Bangladesh’s pride. But mangoes don’t enjoy the ‘King’ status as it does in India. jackfruit takes the lead.
Mangoes are nonetheless abundantly grown throughout Bangladesh, and there are a plethora of kinds to tempt the expert.
Each kind has its own group of fans. The superior grafted kinds are some of the best mangoes, whilst the native or Deshi aam is grown from seedlings.
The main mango growing regions are around Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Nawabganj, and Dinajpur.
The better varieties of mangoes have exotic names like Fazlee, Langda, Gopalbogh, Himsagar, Khirsapat, Ashhwina, Khisanbogh, Kuapahadi, Lata Bombai, Foria, Bombai, Kohitoor, Laksmanbhog, Mohanbhog, Misribhog, etc.
Each has its own particular flavor, and debates about which is superior to the other may grow heated among the Bengalis both in Bangladesh and in India’s West Bengal.
Although these are table types intended to be eaten as sliced fruit, others are used to make jam, jelly, squash, chutney, and pickles.
To enhance the flavor of a dal or curry, the raw green mango is added.
Among the above-stated Fazli, Lengra, Gopalbhog, and Khisrapat are considered to be the premier varieties – food fit for the Gods!