Alphonso are the premium variety of mangoes grown in Ratnagiri of Maharashtra and parts of Gujarat in India. It is aptly called as the â€˜King of mangoesâ€™ and is known for its sunshine yellow coloured skin, unique oval shape and succulent saffron coloured sweet flesh. It is the best among all mango varieties in India. It is particularly suitable for making mango juice or can be had as it is. It is used to prepare jams, jellies, sweets, milkshakes, flavoured yoghurt and used as toppings on Ice Creams and Desserts too. Each 100 g serving of ripe Alphonso mango provides 60 calories of energy. It is a rich source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. It fights cancer, keeps cholesterol in check, is a skin cleanser and aids in weight loss.