Eating a juicy mango is truly a sensory experience. Mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C intake, they also contain lots of vitamin A, and are high in fibre. Mangos can boost the immune system, improve digestion, and aid in reducing skin problems. These are just a select few from a long list of health benefits associated with mangos.
Don't judge a mango by its colour. The only way to really tell whether the fruit is ripe or not is by gently squeezing. A ripe mango should give slightly when pressing down on the skin. Mangos have one long, flat seed in the center of the fruit.
Mango is delicious on its own, but can also be added to smoothies, salads, or salsas. We particularly love mixing it into guacamole. You can really never go wrong!
- Stand your mango stem up on your cutting board.
- Place your knife slightly off-centre at the top of the fruit, and slice all the way from top to bottom.
- Repeat on the other side, leaving the seed in the middle.
- Cut away the flesh surrounding the seed so as not to waste any of the juicy mango.
- Cut parallel lines through the resulting mango halves, taking care not to cut through the skin.
- Turn the mango in your palm and cut more parallel lines to form a checkerboard pattern.
- Pop your mango inside out by pushing the skin up from underneath.
- Either scoop out the cubes, or eat them with a spoon straight from the fruit.