Nutrition

Cutting Mango Like a Pro - 3 Simple Tips!

Anna Hagley - Ernährung
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Preparing a mango is very complex for many, but with the right tips you'll soon be a total mango fan

Have you ever wanted to buy a mango, but decided against it because they seem impossible to prepare? We have too, so we found out the three easiest ways to cut and eat them without sacrificing your time or patience!

Mangos are a healthy alternative to packaged and processed snacks!

Their flavor is comparable to that of a fusion of pineapple and cantaloupe, making it a rare treat. Not only are they enjoyable, but they’re also a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants.

Before you prepare the mango, there are a few things you should know:

  • Make sure to choose a mango that doesn't have too much green skin. The lighter the green, the riper it is. The fruit should not feel as hard as an apple. It should feel slightly soft, similar to how an avocado feels when ripe.
  • There is a thin oval pit that runs vertical through the center of the fruit, and is about as wide as the fruit. When looking at a mango, you should be able to visualize it slightly protruding.

1st method to cut a mango:

The easiest way to cut a mango is to cut the bottom off and stand it up. This allows for a steady fruit that is safer to cut. Once this step is done, simply cut along the pit from top to bottom. You will have a bowl-shaped half of a mango that is perfect to eat with a spoon.

2nd method to cut a mango:

If you're looking for something that is easy and also beautiful, complete step one. Instead of eating the mango with a spoon, cut a checkerboard pattern into the fruit without cutting through the skin. Push the skin up with your fingers and the mango pieces will fan out to create a unique and artful design.

3rd method to cut a mango:

For adding mango into meals such as a salad, complete steps 1 and 2. Then cut the squares off the skin and add to the desired meal.

How will you be preparing your mango from now on?

All that's left for you to do now is find the perfect mango at your local produce store, and have fun incorporating it into your diet!

Good luck and enjoy tasting the delicious fruit! =)

Your Anna

 

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