Love mangoes, but don’t know how to tell when they’re ripe or how to peel them or use them in recipes? Learn how to use this super food fruit now.
A mango is a superstar among the super foods. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, the mango is delicious, has versatile preparation techniques and is inexpensive to buy.
The mango is rich in vitamins A, B, C & E, fatty acids and selenium, all of which protect against heart disease.
The mango comes in many taste varieties ranging from sweet to tart, with a fruit flesh color ranging from greenish-yellow to crimson red.
The mango variety that most are familiar with is the Tommy Atkins variety sold in grocery stores.
To tell if a mango is ripe, gently press the skin of the mango with your finger. The mango should have a slight give when pressed and be fragrant. If the mango is too soft to the touch, it is over ripe.
The best way to cut a mango is with a mango splitter that navigates around the mango seed for you in one quick motion. Otherwise, slice the mango flesh unpeeled, away from the seed, then score the mango flesh inside the peel and turn the peel inside out to remove the fruit.
Mango fruit can be used in every meal course ranging from mango juice beverages, mango slices in salads, mango marinades for meats to mango desserts.
Published in: Cooking