Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How to... Choose, Cut, and Eat a Mango

Mangoes offer a juicy, succulent tropical taste to any dish. Here are easy instructions to incorporate them into your next dish!

1 mango

1. Choose a Ripe Mango: When choosing a mango, pick one that is plump and heavy for its size. Most importantly, the mango should be fragrant when held near your nose. If you'll be using the mango right away, you will want to find a ripe one. Mangoes are ripe when easily indented with your thumb. (Avoid mangoes that are so ripe they feel mushy.)

2. Make a Slice Down One Side of the Mango: Mangoes have large, flat stones in the middle. Make an initial cut slightly off center, away from the stone.

3. Now Make a Slice on the Other Side of the Stone: Holding the mango firm, make a slice on the other side of the mango, and cut the flesh. Throw away the stone.

4. Spoon Out the Cubed Flesh: Holding one of the fleshy sections in the palm of your hand, spoon out the cubed flesh with a spoon.

5. Once you have removed the flesh away from the peel, place it flat on your cutting board and slice/wedge or dice as needed.

6. Eat/Use the mango right away, or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Source: Adapted from


Anonymous said...

Cleanest way to slice a mango:

You can also eat it easily, straight from the skin picnic style, when it is cut in a checkerboard and turned inside out, as shown. Cheers!

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