Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mango - 2pts

The flesh of a mango is peachlike and juicy and ranges from a pale yellow to bright orange color. This one was a bit paler that I normally see, but it was still very sweet and juicy. The skin is leathery and when ripe should be a combination of green and yellow with red.
They can be a bit tricky when preparing to eat. I slice down the length of the fruit following the line of the huge seed inside. I do this on both sides and then cut lines into each half on 2 diagnals careful not to cut through the skin, forming little squares. Next I pop each half inside out and cut out each cube.
As for the flesh that is left on the seed, I just bite and suck that until there is nothing left but the seed. It can be a bit stringy, so be prepared to floss afterwards.

Try one, they're great!