How to cut a mango

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Mango is a delicious tropical fruit. Most variants of mangoes are yellow and sweet when ripe, green and sour or tangy when unripe. How to cut a mango is simple and quick.

Ripe mangoes:

  1. Wash the mangoes.
  2. Set the mangoes on a cutting board.
  3. Turn a mango upwards, the bottom would be the nub (or a small circle where the fruit’s branch used to be before harvesting) and the tip is the pointed end. The mango you are holding should be like a triangle in this position.
  4. Hold the mango from one side and using smooth movements, slice through the other side. You will feel the core as you cut, avoid that hard part.
  5. Turn to the uncut side and do the same.
  6. Now you have three pieces, two fleshy mango “cheeks” and one hard core. The fleshy parts can be further scooped depending on what you need the mango flesh for:
  • Immediate eating:  spoon out and eat
  • Decorating, baking or serving to guests: use a melon baller to scoop or slide the flesh away from the peel using the edge of a thin glass (this creates a smooth solid flesh that may be cut in cubes or strips)

Green Mangoes

  1. Wash mangoes.
  2. Peel mangoes using a peeler or a knife.
  3. Slice the sides in your desired size until the core or seed is reached.

Additional tip:

  • Expect that green mango is a little firm while ripe and overripe mangoes tend to be soft, squishy and slippery so adjust your grip and knife movement with this in mind.
  • Avoid using a blunt knife or a bread knife because these may not cut through the fruit’s peel right away and make cutting difficult.

Knowing how to cut a mango properly will help in completing recipes faster and eating much more pleasant with the right size of fruit pieces.

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