When a mango is ripe the flavor is magical. It is a little piece of nature’s candy.
Did you know there are over 1,000 varieties of mangoes? They’re known to help prevent cancer, improve digestion, boost your immune system and contain a big dose of Vitamin A for improved eye health.
All this good stuff added to our diet from one mango, yet I’m having a mango issue. It seems to happen every time I cut into one. They’re incredibly messy, especially when they’re ripe. Juice flies and drips everywhere. Because of this I can only eat a mango in the comfort of my own home, when no one’s around.
Definitely not a good first date food.
How to cut and peel a mango
I decided to do a little research to see how others were eating this delicious and nutritious fruit. I knew there had to be a way to eat them gracefully, or at least not like an animal in the jungle. Good news-there are tips and tricks that will revolutionize the way you cut and peel a mango. Here are the basics:
- Wash it well.
- Peel it-using a sharp knife peel away the skin.
- Cut off the sides.
- Slice the fruit into pieces.
Check out this video of Chef Allen Susser who shares a few pretty cool ways to slice and dice your mango.
I love this trick from lifehacker- How to Peel a Mango in Under 10 Seconds
You’ve got to check out how this guy uses a glass to peel his mango.
Would love to hear your tips and tricks for peeling and eating a mango.
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