“skin wrinkles”


A pair of Japanese mangoes known as “Eggs of the Sun” for their fiery color and juicy flesh produced in southern Miyazaki Prefecture, were sold for ¥ 200,000 in the season’s first auction. The season is now ended and there are a few mango fruits lingering on the shelves.

Despite looking almost perfect, if you look carefully at the left side there are signs of “skin wrinkles” imperfections. It doesn’t look like a big deal given this fruit has gone from ¥ 20,000 per fruit to ¥ 5,000 but when I sliced it open it had a rotten spot. That was a disappointment. In Japan when fruit is discounted there is an obvious reason.