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Pick your piece of heaven right here on earth with the ten most beautiful beaches of the world.

Turtle Beach in Yakushima Island, Kagoshima, Japan
The first world heritage site of Japan, this beach is an egg-laying site of loggerhead turtles, hence the name.

Abel Tasman, New Zealand
Abel Tasman is a national park in New Zealand with interesting flora and fauna. It was named after the Dutch voyager who discovered Tasmania and New Zealand.

Anse Source D’Argent, La digue Island, Seychelles
This destination is known for its smooth granite rocks that are scattered along the pink sandy shores.

Tulum Beach, Mexico
A popular destination in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is known for its gorgeous beach and the picturesque Mayan ruins that overlook the sea.

Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Located in Whitsunday Island, this beach has a sloshy appearance that looks as if a smoothie was dumped between emerald-green hills. This is due to the tides that shift the sand.

Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Located in the flattest nation of the earth, Soneva Fushi offers great diving and snorkeling spots.

Lanikai Beach, Oahu
Touted as the best swimming beach in Hawaii, it has gentle waters protected by reefs off the shore. Translated into English, Lanikai means “heavenly sea.”

Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas
The Pink Sand Beach in Bahamas has been voted as the world’s best beach by various travel publications. The sand’s salmon color is due to red plankton in the white powdery sand.

Pantai Teluk Belanga (Emerald Bay), Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Emerald Bay sits on a private island in Malaysia’s west coast. The crescent-shaped bay has fine golden sand and calm waters.

Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Miniloc Island is one of the several beach destinations in the Philippines. But what sets it apart is that the waters that flow into two lagoons create awesome natural pools beside jungle-clad limestone cliffs.
Photo credits:
Miniloc Island, Philippines photo by dekoy
Abel Tasman, New Zealand photo by arka D
Yakushima Island, Japan photo by ippei + janine
Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles photo by karstn
Tulum Beach, Mexico photo by joiseyshowaa
Whitehaven Beach, Australia photo by chiccalo73
Maldives photo by dmitrimone
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii photo by kpriceWicked
Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas photo by ramona.settle
Pantai Teluk Belanga, Malaysia photo by Vladimir Zakharov

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The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
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Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

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INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

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However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

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