|Origin||Banganapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Banaganapalle Mango sold on a Bicycle in Guntur
|Description||A Mango variety found in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh|
|Area||Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh|
Benishan (or Banginapalli Mangoes) is a mango variety produced in Banaganapalle of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It alone occupies 70% percent of total mango cultivable area of the state and was first introduced by the Nawabs of Banaganapalli. It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2017, under horticultural products by Geographical Indication Registry. It is also grown in the other parts of India and Pakistan. The fruit is described as obliquely oval in shape, around 14 cm in length, with yellow flesh and a thin, smooth yellow skin. The flesh is of a firm, meaty texture and is sweet and lacks fibre. The cultivar is the most sought after in Andhra Pradesh. It is a mid-season variety that is good for canning. Rich source of Vitamin A & C
It is also known as Banganapalle as it is cultivated plenty in and around Banaganapalle village of Andhra Pradesh. Benishan, Chappatai, Safeda are other names. Benishan is named after the Zamindar of Panyam and the Nawab of Banganapalle.
It is mainly cultivated in the mandals of Banaganapalle, Panyam and Nandyal of Kurnool district. Apart from these, Coastal and Rayalaseema areas too cultivate. The state of Telangana also has its cultivation in some districts of Khammam, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Medak and Adilabad districts of Telangana.
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