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Did you know?
- Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world!
- Giving someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.
- Mangoes are high in Vitamin C (wound healing), Vitamin A (eyesight), and Vitamin B6 (protein metabolism).
- Contain fiber helpful for digestion
- Useful for unclogging pores and preventing acne
Pick a Mango: Choose slightly firm mangoes that have a fruity aroma. Avoid sap on skin. Coloring is not an indicator of ripeness, thus a “good” mango may vary from green to red to orange to yellow.
Store a Mango: Keep unripe mangoes at room temperature. To speed up ripening, put a mango in a paper bag at room temperature. Ripe and cut mangoes can be stored in the fridge for several days.
Cut a Mango: Check out this video from Mango.Org