Explore this popular summer fruit
How to select
Select plump mangos with a sweet aroma. Avoid fruit that are too soft and wrinkled. Ripen firm mangos at room temperature, or place in paper bag to expedite the process.
How to store
Refrigerate ripe mangos in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and use within three days.
Ways to use
- Create mango salsa with mangos, red onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime juice.
- Puree a mango and drizzle over low-fat frozen yogurt for a sweet treat.
- Blend sliced mangos and orange juice, freeze in ice trays and enjoy!
- Mix mango pieces into pancake batter for a twist to your usual plain or blueberry pancakes.
Did you know...
- Mangos are the most popular fruit in the world.
- The skin color of a mango depends on the variety, amount of exposure to the sun, and region in which it was grown– not necessarily ripeness.
- A single mango can grow as large as 3 pounds.
- Mangos originated from India where people believed the flesh of this fruit was sacred.
- A mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet.