Kesar mango, also known as Gir Kesar or simply Kesar, is a premium mango variety primarily cultivated in the Gir region of Gujarat, India. It is renowned for its distinct saffron-colored flesh, intense aroma, and sweet, rich flavor.

The Kesar mango is typically small to medium-sized with an oval shape. Its skin is smooth and golden-yellow when ripe, often with a blush of orange or red on the sun-exposed side. The flesh is smooth, fiberless, and juicy, with a creamy texture that melts in the mouth. One of the most distinguishing features of Kesar mangoes is their unique saffron-like aroma, which is both fragrant and enticing.

In terms of taste, Kesar mangoes are exceptionally sweet with subtle citrus undertones and a hint of spice, creating a complex and satisfying flavor profile. They are often compared to honey in terms of sweetness and are prized for their exquisite taste.

Kesar mangoes are typically in season from late spring to early summer, with peak availability from April to June. They are highly sought after for their premium quality and are often considered a delicacy both in India and internationally. Kesar mangoes are enjoyed fresh as a delectable snack, used in desserts, smoothies, fruit salads, or as a flavoring ingredient in various culinary dishes. Due to their exceptional taste and aroma, Kesar mangoes hold a special place in Indian culture and cuisine.