How To Tell When A Mango Is Ripe
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Mango is a delicious tropical fruit. Mangoes are very sweet, juicy and super yummy! However, mangoes are only sweet and juicy when they are ripe. If you ever tried a mango that was not sweet and not juicy, you have eaten an unripe mango! Mangoes that are not ripe taste like cardboard – they are tough and lacking in flavor.
In order to enjoy a mango, you have to make sure the mango is ripe before eating it. So how do you tell when a mango is ripe?
To tell if a mango is ripe, give it a gentle squeeze on the sides. If it’s ripe, it should give a little bit under your fingers. Checking if the mango is ripe works the same when as telling if an avocado is ripe. If the mango feels rock-hard under your fingers, it is not ripe! Rock-hard mangoes are not ready for eating!
When you gently squeeze a ripe mango, you should feel like your efforts are not futile – the mango should feel somewhat soft. Not soft to the point so your fingers end up inside the mango – that would mean a spoiled mango :) Just a little bit soft – just not rock hard. If a mango feels soft inside, it is ripe and ready to be eaten.
If a mango is rock-hard, leave it on the counter. The good news is that mangoes ripen on the counter in a few days. Just leave an upripe mango on the counter and check it after 2 days. If it’s still rock-hard, check the next day. Keep checking every day until you feel that the mango has gotten softer. Don’t forget about your mango on the counter – it can go from rock-hard to spoiled before you know it :) Catch it when it becomes ripe and eat it all up!
Using this strategy, you’ll always pick the yummy ripe mangoes. No more getting tricked by the mangoes – you know know exactly how they should feel when they are ready to be eaten. Enjoy the yummy ripe mangoes!
Thank you for all the information, it was very helpful and my mangos taste so good!
Love mangos, they are very good for you. So many recipes too!
I have had one for the first time in 56 years . boy did I miss out they are delicious..
Mangos are really good! Thanks for the tip