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The tastiest ready-to-eat mango

With the launch of a unique ripening process, mango sales in Europe have accelerated. Nature's Pride took the lead in developing the ready-to-eat process, which is still being perfected. The juicy stone fruit has thus managed to acquire a solid position in the market. Once ripe, mangoes are a delicacy: rich and sweet in flavour. Mangoes come in many varieties that differ in taste, colour and shape. Nature's Pride works with growers on several continents to ensure a year-round, high-quality supply.

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Storage advice

  • Transport and storage: Mangoes retain their taste and quality at a temperature between 8 and 12°C.
  • Shop: store products on the regular fruit shelf in-store.

Our mangoes are grown in:

Brazil, Peru, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Israel and Spain

Growing and harvesting

At the grower's

Within 3 to 5 months of sowing, the seeds germinate and develop into mango plants. It then takes 4 to 6 years for the plants to grow into young mango trees and produce their first fruits. Older mango trees are pruned at the start of each cycle. Growers know exactly when the new season is about to start: they measure several values in the crop to determine this.

The harvest cycle of a mango tree takes 3 months on average. First flowers bloom on the tree, then fruits grow from them. The grower determines whether the mango is ready for harvesting based on established values, like the flesh colour. Mangos must meet strict requirements at Nature's Pride. That is why growers harvest 2 weeks later than normal, on average. This increases the sugar content and gives them a sweeter taste.

Our mangoes' journey

The fruit pickers harvest each mango manually. This is followed by a first quality check in the packing station. Next, they sort and package the mangoes based on size. To halt the ripening process, the mangoes are cooled down to 10°C for transport to the Netherlands.

Our growers

The ripening of our mangoes

Upon arrival at Nature's Pride, the mangoes immediately proceed to the next quality control, before they are ripened further. Our ripening expert determines the ripening process per pallet, whereby the climate of the country of origin (temperature and humidity) is simulated as closely as possible. Eery mango undergoes a selection process, so that only the best fruits go to the customer. Read more about our ripening process on the 'Ripening program' page.

Mango - Ripening at Nature's Pride

Tips for in-store

For the best quality

  • Handle mangoes with care. Ready-to-eat mangoes are fragile. Do not tip the box over, but transfer the mangoes manually, one by one.
  • Avoid consumer disappointment. Dispose of 'overripe' mangoes in good time.
  • Order frequently to always keep stock on the shelves fresh. This will improve the turnover rate.
  • Trust the purple EAT ME label, it guarantees that the mango is ripe and full of flavour.
  • To test the fruit for hardness, carefully feel with your full hand whether the fruit yields. Avoid pressing the fruit with your fingers, this will damage the flesh.

Recipes & preparation tips

You can eat mangos at any time of the day. They are delicious for breakfast with yogurt, as a snack and also for dinner in a poké bowl, for example. If you would like more recipes and preparation tips, please visit the EAT ME website!

Pokebowl With Mango And Avocado

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