Banganapalli mango, also known as Benishan mango, is a popular mango variety cultivated in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, particularly in the town of Banganapalle, after which it is named. It is one of the most prized mango varieties in India, renowned for its large size, sweet taste, and aromatic flavor.

The Banganapalli mango is typically large-sized with an oblong or oval shape. Its skin is thin, smooth, and yellow when ripe, with occasional red blushes or spots on the sun-exposed side. The flesh of the Banganapalli mango is fiberless, tender, and juicy, with a vibrant yellow-orange color. It has a delightful balance of sweetness and acidity, with a rich, aromatic flavor that is both refreshing and satisfying.

One of the distinctive features of the Banganapalli mango is its thin seed, which allows for a higher flesh-to-seed ratio, resulting in more edible fruit. This makes it a favorite among mango lovers who appreciate generous servings of sweet, succulent mango flesh.

Banganapalli mangoes are typically in season from April to June, with peak availability during the summer months. They are enjoyed fresh as a delicious snack, sliced and added to fruit salads, blended into smoothies, or used in various culinary preparations. Their exceptional taste and quality have earned them a dedicated following both in India and internationally.