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Mangos

Mangos

How to choose, prepare, and store Mangos.
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Buying Mangos

Look for:
mangos that yield to gentle pressure and are without blemishes or dark spots. If you smell a fragrant aroma, the mango is ripe.

Avoid:
mangos that are hard, have blemishes, cuts, or dark spots.

Seasonality: All year; peak season May through September

Storing Mangos

Refrigerate ripe mangos up to 3 days. Place mangos in a paper bag to speed ripening. Freeze chopped and peeled fruit in a plastic bag with the air squeezed out for up to 3 months.

Preparing Mangos

Mangos contain a large, flat pit. To cut, insert knife into the mango's flesh until you reach the pit. Slice horizontally against the pit, then continue along the other three sides. To remove the flesh from the skin, score the flesh by cutting just until you reach the skin. Turn the skin inside out and use a paring knife to remove the flesh from the skin.

Recipes:
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