Mango is native to India and is a drupe fruit, like a peach. The original mango trees can reach 35–40 meters in height. There are over 100 different types of mangos and they all have a leathery inedible skin. Mangos can be round, long, or oval. When ripe, the unpeeled fruit gives off a distinctive sweet smell. Ripe mangos are yellow, orange, red or green, depending on the variety. The most popular mango types are Kent and Keitt. Great substitutes for these types are Palmer and Haden. The flesh is yellow to orange and has a highly sweet flavour. In its center is an inedible seed.
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Eat Me Mangos are available from Peru, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Israel, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, India and Thailand.
Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, B6 and C.
There are over hundred different varieties of mangos throughout the world. Our main varieties are:
Round, thick and large. Skin is thin, greenish-yellow with dark red blush and often gray bloom. Lenticels are usually not found. Flesh is fiberless, juicy and very sweet. Small seed. Our favourite for our Eat Me Ready to Eat concept!View Mango Kent
Oval to oblong. Skin medium-thick, yellow with light-red blush and a lavender bloom and many small yellow to red lenticels. Flesh is orange-yellow, firm, fiberless except near the seed. Flavour is sweet & rich. Seed is small to medium. A great runner up of the Kent variety for our Eat Me Ready to Eat concept.View Mango Keitt
Mango Nam Dok Mai
Oval with thin creamy-yellow skin. Flesh is yellow with a little fiber. Very sweet. Seed is long and flat. This mango is available from Thailand.View Mango Nam Dok Mai
It is highly recommended to cut a mango with a mango slicer to remove the seed. If you don’t have a mango slicer, hold the mango lengthwise and cut the fruit on both sides, as closely as possible of the seed. From here, cut into cubic like parts or scoop out the two fleshy halves with a tablespoon. The skin is not eaten.Consumption
The flesh, which is eaten raw, is highly sweet. It is generally recommended that mango is consumed at room temperature. The fruit can either be eaten by itself or paired with light meats like pork, chicken or shrimp, or added into a dessert. Mango is also a nice addition to fruit salads, juices and smoothies. Pureed mango tastes delicious in muffins and cookies. The mango is famous for processing into chutney.When to eat
The different varieties of mango will ripen to different colours. However, once ripe, mangos have a sweet aroma and are soft. Unripe mangos are often difficult to ripen at room temperature. It is therefore recommended to buy mangos which are Ready to Eat. Ripe mangos do not like low temperatures. The cold will damage the skin and flesh or dehydrate the mango. This is why mangos should seldomly be stored in the refrigerator, unless they are fully ripe and sweet. Mangos can best be kept at room temperature and consumed within a few days. Our Ready to Eat mangos can be stored for 7-10 days!
Did you know?
- Mango is the most eaten fruit in the world.
- The mango is known as the 'king of fruit' throughout the world.
- Mango contains the same high amount of vitamin C as an orange.
- A mango can weigh up to 2 kg.
- The Mango tree plays a sacred role in India. The mango is a symbol of love and some Indian people believe that the mango tree can grant wishes.
- From flower till fruit takes about 140 days.
- All our mangos are Fair For Life-Fair Trade.
- All our Nam Dok Mai mangos are For Life certified.
- French toast with mango & coconut
- Couscous with mango salsa
- Mango, sugar snaps salad
- Chocolate chip mango cupcake
- Mango & Chicken Fillet Wrap
- Yoghurt with mango & blueberries
- Warm mangocrumble
- Exotic mango with chocolate skewers
- Bobotie with mango
- Lettuce stew with mango and smoked chicken
- Sandwich with mozzarella and mango
- Mango Salad with marinated prawns
- Mango bonbons with passion fruit gelatine
- Mango Bavarois with Pomegranate
- Mango spring rolls
- Pitahaya filled with tropical fruit
- Fruit salad with kumquats & chocolate
- Package of asparagus and fillet of sole
- Indian mango soup with Indian vegetable pakoras
- Indian Chicken burger with mango-pumpkin topping
- Honey-mango pie