Why Pakistani Mangoes Are Near-Impossible to Find in the U.S.

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“Fruit importing involves a surprising amount of diplomacy and technology.” Despite the great demand for the heavenly Pakistani mango varieties, the golden fruits are scarcely seen in American grocery stores. Why? The mangoes must fly in by plane, and then be transported to an irradiation centre, where they’re treated for pests. The whole process takes time, and time is the enemy of the Pakistani mango as they spoil quickly after harvest.
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