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11-21-2007, 04:42 PM
I've not bought mangos until the other day.
How do I know when they are ripe or when they are not fresh? I know when a peach is not a good peach once I've cut it or bitten into it. You know, when the flesh is just not juicy? Even after you've waited for quite some time for them to ripen?
The mango I just cut seems stringy. Is it suppose to be that way?
11-21-2007, 08:50 PM
Certain kinds on mangoes are more prone to be stringy. A good way to make sure they are rip is by giving them a light squeeze in the palm of your hand. If it yields to gentle pressure than it's ripe. Unripe mangoes are quite hard and not very desireable to eat in my opinion. You can also give them a sniff. They should smell sweet and like a mango when ripe. The hard ones wont smell much if at all.
My favorite kind of mango is an Altulfo(spelling is wrong). They are the best tasting and the least stringy. They are yellow and kind of kidney shaped. They have a small pit so you get alot more meat off of them.
11-21-2007, 11:04 PM
Ditto......They will ripen for you. I often buy them, when I get a sale, and just let them ripen in a bowl. They will give your home a Lovely Smell.
You will make a mistake now and then but keep at it and you will be Great.
Some Stores will take Fruit back if you are not Satisfied.......I LOVE MANGO'S......Have a RAW Day.....
11-22-2007, 08:27 AM
Thanks. I thought I had waited until it was ripe. Soft, you know?
But it seems stringy to me.
11-22-2007, 12:37 PM
Some varietys are more prone to being a bit stringy..
However when nice and ripe..it should smell strong and melt in the mouth :D .. I have had some amazing ones this week..
I bought them last Friday and ate them today--- they were perfect
11-22-2007, 04:06 PM
Also, watch the top. If it's brown, the mango is already rotting from the inside out. Often in the supermarket here the mangoes have a big brown spot on top, so I skip these.
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