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  • How to Choose Mango
    Look for a mango with unblemished skin that yields to gentle pressure from your thumb. (The color doesn't indicate ripeness; mangoes can vary from green with a red blush to yellow orange, depending on the variety.) Check for a fruity aroma at the stem end. If you don’t plan to eat it for several days, choose a firmer mango.

  • How to Store Mango
    Keep mangoes in a paper bag at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerate for up to 4 days. Cut mango will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

    How to Slice
    Remove the skin with a Y-shaped peeler. Then, holding the fruit with a paper towel, stand it on its end on a cutting board. Using a serrated or sharp chef's knife, cut along one of the flat sides to remove the fattest part of the flesh (sometimes called the cheek); repeat on the other side. Trim any remaining flesh off the pit. Slice or chop, as desired.

  • How to Use Mango
    Use mangoes cubed or sliced in fruit salad, pureed into margaritas and other cocktails, or chopped up in salsas and chutneys.

    —Jenny Rosenstrach

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  • How To: Cut a Mango

    Mango is delicious, but having to peel and cut a mango can be a hassle. This video shows a simple step-by-step way to cut a mango.

     

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