The Philippine mango is one of the finest and sweetest in the world and is the country’s third most important food crop. The Philippines is one of the largest mango producing countries based on agricultural export volume and value, with a reported export of 20,114 metric tons of fresh mangoes in 2010.
Production and Exports
|Source:Bureau of Agricultural Statistics
Growing sector of processed product
- Processed mango produce continue to grow relative to the fresh category in terms of quality and quantity.
- The residue of mango processing industries, the seed in particular, is not being utilized to its full commercial potential. With the increase in processed mango produce, raw materials are abundant.
- Mango seed oil can be turned into a high value product which can be used in the cosmetics industry.
- Up to 3% to 12% of mango kernel oil is generally used in manufacturing companies of mango-based lotions, creams, balms, soaps and hair conditioners.
- Oil is commercially extracted from the kernels in India and finds use as a cocoa butter substitute. The cake remaining after oil extraction is used in animal feed.
- Mango kernel oil is presently being developed for medicinal use and in preparation of food items like confectionery.