MY FIRST MANGO STRAIGHT FROM THE TREE:
Actually, I don’t even remember why I woke up at 5 o’clock that morning (which is not my usual time to get up) and went for a walk around our resort. I was completely engrossed in the silence and greenery of the surrounding jungle when suddenly there was a “thump”… a thump. I won’t confess to the fact that I was still gasping for breath a few minutes afterwards, that I was outrageously scared and … I’d rather not write about those other things, I don’t think they’re written about in the blog.
What was more interesting was what caused the wound. After exploring the area for a while, accompanied by stomping and hooting to scare away insects, spiders and snakes (although I should point out that I never met any snakes or spiders on Terra Chula), I finally discovered the cause – a fallen mango! Really! It fell right off the tree! For us – citizens of the Czech Republic – something unprecedented. As soon as I saw my first mango and was alarmed by the horror scenarios with the spider, I realized that I was standing under a mango tree that was covered with mangoes and looked like something out of a fairy tale. It was a truly beautiful sight.
With great enthusiasm, I gathered as many mangoes as I could and secretly (after all, someone might want to eat them – yes, I live in Roatan, but you can’t deny your homeland) ran home to safety to sample my catch.
And what can I say? Euphoria – a true explosion of flavours! The sweetness of the mango nectar combined in perfect symbiosis with its juicy smooth freshness with a slight hint of citrus notes. It was perfect – a completely different taste from the one I knew from the supermarkets. Imagine the combination of peach, pineapple and orange in one fruit – yes! Mango is truly the master of camouflage, encapsulating the best flavours of other tropical fruits. And all wrapped up in one package of juicy delight that will draw you into a world of imagination and endless exploration of new flavour dimensions.
MANGO ON ROATÁN:
If you’re a lover of mangoes or fruits in general, Roatán is your heaven on earth. This idyllic island off the coast of Honduras is home to many varieties of mangoes and other tropical fruits. You’ll find fresh mangoes in all sizes and shades of yellow and orange in the markets and under the trees.
MANGOES – A CURE FOR EVERYTHING?
Mangoes not only taste great, but are also a source of many vitamins and minerals that benefit our health. It contains large amounts of vitamins C, A, E, K and B6, as well as potassium, magnesium and fibre. As a result, mangoes have positive effects on digestion, skin and the immune system. It’s not a magic cure-all, but eating it will definitely contribute to your overall well-being.