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Cat Hoa Loc mango is a mango variety originating from Hoa Loc commune, Giao Duc district, Dinh Tuong. Now changed to Hoa Hung commune, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province. It is one of many famous specialties of the Mekong Delta. This type of mango is easily confused with another type of mango called Cat Chu mango. In fact, there are many differences between Cat Chu mango and Cat Hoa Loc mango. Today, let's ROOTS Learn how to distinguish Cat Chu mango and Cat Hoa Loc mango!

Characteristics of Cat Hoa Loc mango

Cat mango in Hoa Loc region has an elongated shape, the waist is very clear, and the body is round. Gourds gradually round near the stem, the top of the fruit is pointed. When the fruit is ripe, the skin turns bright yellow, the skin is very thin and covered with fine white chalk. On the surface of the shell there are small round spots and dark brown color. Dried Cat Hoa Loc Mango Very tasty and also a very healthy snack.

If you don't pay close attention when you buy it, it's easy to get it wrong Cat Hoa Loc mango with Cat Chu Cao Lanh mango. The following is the simplest and most effective way to distinguish Cat Chu mango from Cat Hoa Loc mango.

When Cat Hoa Loc mango is ripe, the surface of the peel has small round spots and is dark brown in color.
When Cat Hoa Loc mango is ripe, the surface of the peel has small round spots and is dark brown in color.

5 ways to identify Cat Hoa Loc mango correctly to distinguish it from Cat Chu mango and other mangoes

  • Cat Hoa Loc mango is very thick, oblong, round belly, pointed tip but still has curvature. The navel of the mango is quite clear and the stem of the fruit is quite round. The mango has a pulp about 1cm from the tail.
  • The size of the fruit is usually quite large, it is a bit heavy to hold because the fruit is thick. The average weight of each Cat Hoa Loc mango is usually 450-600g.
  • When the mango is still green, the skin will be turquoise. When the fruit is ripe, it will turn to a uniform yellow color, the top has small black spots.
  • The flesh of the fruit when ripe is very flexible, the flesh is thick, smooth and very fragrant, and the taste is sweet. If you enjoy the ripe fruit, it will taste much better than the green one.
  • Ripe fruit flesh when eaten does not have much fiber, fiber like many other mango varieties.
The most obvious difference to distinguish these two types of mango is in the stem
The most obvious difference to distinguish these two types of mango is in the stem

Characteristics of Cat Hoa Loc mango to distinguish in different regions

Although the same mango variety with the name Cat Hoa Loc mango. But if that plant variety is grown in each province and region, it is different. Then again, the taste will also change, the characteristics will also be more or less different. Therefore, the way to identify Cat Hoa Loc mango above also needs to be adjusted appropriately for each region. And also so that buyers do not confuse Cat Hoa Loc mangoes in other regions with Cat Chu mangoes.

Know how to distinguish so that buyers do not confuse Cat Hoa Loc mangoes in other regions with Cat Chu mangoes.
Know how to distinguish so that buyers do not confuse Cat Hoa Loc mangoes in other regions with Cat Chu mangoes.

Southeast region

The Cat Hoa Loc mango variety grown in the Southeast region usually has an elongated form. Characteristic is the round top of the fruit, the fruit is large evenly, the color of the mango is light, irregular when it is still green. When ripe, the sweetness is not too strong, not fragrant when ripe. Mango fruit color when ripe is usually light orange yellow. Cat Hoa Loc mango in the Southeast has low vitamin content, Brix level is about 14-16%

Tien Giang Province

The fruit has an elongated shape, the top is pointed, and the fruit is thinner than the one grown in the Southeast. The skin is darker and more uniform in color as the mango is ripe. Cat Hoa Loc mangoes grown in Tien Giang will have a medium-sweet taste, with aroma when ripe. But when eating, you will feel the smell of mango sap, the mango is lemon yellow when ripe. The high vitamin content of this mango is quite high with a Brix level of about 16-18%.

The flesh of Cat Hoa Loc mango is dark and slightly orange
The flesh of Cat Hoa Loc mango is dark and slightly orange

Cao Lanh

Cat Hoa Loc mango grown in Cao Lanh has an elongated shape, the top of the fruit is often pointed, most of the fruits are long and round. When still green, the color is brighter and more regular than this mango variety in the Southeast and Tien Giang regions. Buyers should note that Cat Hoa Loc mango grown in Cao Lanh and Cat Chu Cao Lanh mango are two different types!

When eaten often, mango gives a rich sweetness and a very mild aroma

When ripe, the fruit gives a lemon yellow color

The vitamin content is higher than the Cat Hoa Loc mango grown in the Southeast region.

What is Cat Chu mango and why is it easy to mistake it for Cat Hoa Loc mango?

Mango Cat Chu

Cat Chu mango (Mangifera indica) is a traditional mango variety from Dong Thap. It can be said that it is a pure mango variety 100%. Cat Chu mango and Cat Hoa Loc mango are both considered to be very low in fiber. With a seductive aroma and unforgettable sweet taste. Eating is both soft but a bit chewy, the feeling of mango pieces melts in the mouth. And the sweet taste still lingering on the tip of the tongue is hard to refuse. 

The seductive aroma and unforgettable sweetness, both soft and chewy, feel the mango piece melts in the mouth.
The seductive aroma and unforgettable sweetness, both soft and chewy, feel the mango piece melts in the mouth.

Characteristics of Cat Chu mango to distinguish it from Cat Hoa Loc mango and other mangoes

Cat Chu mango has an elongated shape, when ripe, the skin turns pale yellow, different from the yellow color of Cat Hoa Loc mango. Comparing Cat Chu mango and Cat Hoa Loc mango can also see the difference that Cat Chu mango is smaller. Mango flesh has very little fiber, soft but slightly chewy, deep sweetness and strong aroma. To distinguish it from Cat Hoa Loc mango, the flesh of Cat Chu mango is thick and dark, different from the orange color like Cat Hoa Loc mango. 

A typical Cat Chu mango will have an average weight of 350 - 450g. In particular, Cat Chu mango is grown in Cao Lanh land (Cat Chu Cao Lanh mango). It will have a richer sweetness, with its own unique characteristics that cannot be found anywhere else. Cat Chu mango has become a favorite brand in our country. And not stopping there, it is also exported to foreign countries over 85 tons. For markets like Japan, Korea, Hong Kong.

Cat Chu mango has an elongated shape, when ripe, the skin turns pale yellow, different from the yellow color of Cat Hoa Loc mango.
Cat Chu mango has an elongated shape, when ripe, the skin turns pale yellow, different from the yellow color of Cat Hoa Loc mango.

Epilogue

Above is information about Cat Hoa Loc mango and Cat Chu mango so that you can easily distinguish these two different mangoes and choose according to your taste, as well as avoid being deceived by the seller because of the two types of mangoes. These look pretty similar. Thank you for your interest in our food articles Roots! Wish you a good day!

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