This item first appeared on HuffingtonPost.com.
I've been told by many that you haven't experienced a mango until you've had one from India. But until this week, you'd have had to travel pretty far to get one.
Indian mangoes were barred from the U.S. because they can harbor an insect pest -- the mango seed weevil. And because those evil weevils aren't found in the United States, we wisely didn't let any of the possibly infested Indian mangoes in.
The pest is hard to get at -- its larvae burrow into the developing mango and take up residence in the seed. They complete their life cycle there, then find their way out through the flesh...