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07-20-2007, 01:23 PM
can you eat them?
07-20-2007, 01:32 PM
no sorry they are inedible :(
07-20-2007, 01:56 PM
are you sure because I eat them all the time, but maybe I should stop!!!!!
07-20-2007, 02:02 PM
lol. yeah i just ate some too and then figured i should check on that. is there anything actually bad in them or are they just hard for our bodies to break down......?
07-20-2007, 02:28 PM
I'm pretty sure they are not meant to be eaten.
07-20-2007, 02:36 PM
According to comments I read here: http://www.ehow.com/how_3108_eat-mangoes.html
It has an oil in it related to poison ivy? But apparently people eat them occasionally.
07-20-2007, 02:37 PM
And I'm double posting, but here is an interesting article: http://www.freshplaza.com/2006/15dec/2_in_mangoskin.htm
India: Mango skin is to be eaten, not discarded
07-20-2007, 03:07 PM
I'm not sure, it may depend on the type of mango you're talking about... the "apple mango" from Mexico, versus the Thailand "yellow mango"...
But I just wanted to add that I have a friend who eats the skins of mangos all the time. But then again, he is really weird in his food habits (not raw) and adds ketchup and mustard to yoghurt and rice... so I don't trust his "food judgment" much. ;)
07-20-2007, 04:11 PM
hahahah! ohhhmigoodness thats disgusting. lol.
looks like this whole mango skin thing is more complicated than i thought ;)
as long as people arent dying from mango skins!
they dont TASTE bad and dont poisonous things usually have a "warning" taste?
07-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Im gonna eat one tonight
umm if you dont here from me on monday
DONT EAT THE SKINS
07-20-2007, 04:33 PM
right. ill wait for your word. haha.
how brave of you ;)
Nurse in the Raw
07-20-2007, 08:08 PM
That is way too funny.
07-21-2007, 10:00 AM
Whats exciting about eating mango peels? *bleck* lol :p
07-21-2007, 10:09 AM
I have a friend who also eats them all the time. I've read that some people have allergic reactions to them. I personally don't eat them!
07-21-2007, 09:20 PM
I'm not allergic to them, so I eat them, but I know a lady who would have to go to the ER if she ate them. In fact, she can't even touch the mango skin with her bare skin.
07-22-2007, 12:45 AM
Yeah, for the record, if you're having an outbreak of poison oak, avoid mangoes altogether! It will exacerbate it!
07-22-2007, 12:50 AM
I've heard of many peeps not being able to digest the stuff...
07-23-2007, 09:29 AM
I put one in a smoothie with orange juice, it tasted the same as always. Really saved on time cutting the mango.
Had one yesterday and still alive... If you're allergic I think you already know, since as noted, even touching the skin will cause a reaction.
07-23-2007, 09:52 AM
I actually eat this skins every time I eat mango!!
They are sweet. They dont taste or feel foreign.
07-23-2007, 11:35 AM
so i guess the only way to find out is to give it a go, and if you have a horrible allergic reaction never do it again! lol
see i felt a bit sick after eating some mango skin, but it was also after eating some figs that tasted off so it couldve been that too.
ill try again ;) im much too lazy to peel the mango if i dont have to.
besides, the bit that i ate tasted nice, sweet.
07-23-2007, 04:17 PM
Ok I am still here !!!
Juice them yes.
Eat them no. I tried but MAN thats like chewing on a piece of plastringwood.
yes I had to make up a word for stringy plastic wood.
07-24-2007, 08:11 PM
I am from the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas) I grew up eating the mango skin we ate the whole thing except for the seed. To me the mangos in America is different than the ones in the V I. I have yet to taste a good mango.
07-24-2007, 08:33 PM
I wondered this too. Sometimes eating them the interesting way that I do, some skin stays on the fruit so I eat that unintentionally. It's really sweet though. I don't think it would be sweet for no reason right? If it wasn't meant to be eaten wouldn't it have a bitter or bad taste? I havn't had an allergic reaction so that's good :)
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