Guimaras Mangoes the Sweetest in the World
Guimaras an island province in Western Visayas is blessed with so many natural resources. Pristine white beaches and beautiful islets surround this island that was once a sub-province of Iloilo. Scenic greeneries dominate the panoramic view of Guimaras and these are composed mostly of mango plantations.
It has been claimed that the sweetest mangoes in the world can be found in Guimaras. True enough this province has been exporting mangoes and by-products to different parts of the world. Some experts said that mangoes in Guimaras are sweet as a result of its naturally cultivated type of land very suitable for mango farming. As a precautionary measure the local government of Guimaras prohibits the entries of mangoes from outside the province to its territories to avoid cross breeding into their own seedlings.
Mangoes are widely sold in different parts of the island at a cheaper price of course. Most of the mango stalls are located at the Alibhon market (Guimaras’ main trading market) in the town of Jordan the province’s capital. There are also a lot of products that are made of mangoes being sold there such as dried mangos, mango ketchup, mangga piaya and many more.
The best time of the year to visit Guimaras is during their Manggahan Festival held in April. Mangoes and other Guimaras’ products are on a week-long one stop trade fair at the Capitol grounds.
Boxes of Guimaras Mangoes for Pasalubong