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U.S. Braces for (Indian) Mango Madness

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U.S. Braces for (Indian) Mango Madness

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U.S. Braces for (Indian) Mango Madness

U.S. Braces for (Indian) Mango Madness

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Indian mangoes await a ceremony at the Commerce Department celebrating the opening of mango trade between the United States and India. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Imports of Indian mangoes, which already account for almost half the world's mango output, are expected to hit U.S. stores over the next month. A new trade agreement lifts a U.S. ban on Indian varieties of the fruit that was implemented in the mid-1980s over concerns about fruit flies.

Bhaskar Savani, a Philadelphia dentist who was among the first to import Indian mangoes under the new rules, tells Robert Siegel that American mango-eaters have been missing out for years.