The mango is a stone fruit that comes in many varieties and has a wonderful, sweet taste. Mangoes can have a green, yellow, orange, red or multicoloured skin. The colour of the skin is no indication of the ripeness of the mango.
Mangoes originate from India. Our mangoes come from Peru, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Dominican Republic.
The ripe flesh of the mango is soft and juicy, pale orange in colour, and has a texture ranging from fibrous to almost the consistency of butter. The flesh tastes fresh and sweet and emits a sweet fragrance.
Eat the flesh of the mango plain or add it to a salad or desert.
Mangoes should be kept in a cool place, preferably between 8 and 10°C, but not in the refrigerator. A ripe mango has a wonderful fragrance and gives slightly when pressed gently.
Mango is delicious in a smoothie!
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Hold the mango in a vertical position and slice it lengthways either side of the stone, cutting as close to the stone as possible.
Separate the halves from the stone.
Cut the remaining side pieces off the stone and remove the skin.
Cut horizontal and vertical lines into the flesh right down to the skin to form cubes.
Turn the skin inside out.
Cut away the cubes from the skin.
Cut the halves into sections.
Cut the skin off the sections.
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