The mango tree originally comes from India. Its fruit was introduced to Reunion Island in 1770 from Goa.
The Heidi variety, originally from South Africa, started to be developed in Reunion Island in the 2000s. It is the result of coupling the Kent and Sensation varieties. Characteristic for its size, some specimen can exceed 1 kg. Thanks to its tough skin, Heidi mango from Reunion benefit from a longer shelf life.
Vitamins A, B and C as well as potassium and iron are present in important quantities in this fruit. Mangoes are also a significant source of beta carotene.