Native to India, mangoes are similar to peaches in flavor and texture. When ripe, they’re juicy and have a sweet, slightly tart flavor, sometimes with floral or pine notes. Mangoes are tasty in desserts, drinks and even savory recipes. They’re an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which help with organ and immune system functions.
Coconut-Rum Mango Ice Cream
Make this delicious dessert with the no-churn
method—ice cream maker not required!
Ways to enjoy
Store unripe mangoes at room temperature. To speed ripening, place them in a paper bag. Store ripe fruits in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Buy fruits that feel heavy for their size and don’t have any cuts or bruises. Hold one in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze; ripe mangoes should
Prep by gently rinsing them with water and drying. Cut the mango lengthwise on either side of the stem to avoid the pit. Score the fruit into cubes and remove from peel with a spoon.
Eat fresh mango slices plain as a snack or side, or add a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of chili powder and salt.
Toss fresh or frozen mango cubes into a blender with other favorite fruits to give drinks a tropical flavor twist.
Mix chopped fresh mango with diced bell peppers, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro and lime juice. Scoop up salsa with chips or use it as a topping on tacos.