10 thoughts on “Eat More Mango”

  1. Mangoes are delicious but they’re such a pain to peel and they have those huge seeds. Somebody told me there are seedless mangoes but my supermarket doesn’t stock them.

  2. George:
    The secret is not to peel them. Mangoes have a “seam,” rather like a peach or a plum, that indicates the orientation of the flat pit inside. Take a sharp knife and cut through the mango about 1/2″ from the seam, then 1/2″ on the other side of the seam. You are essentially cutting off 2 “cheeks” from the mango, leaving the pit. Score the cheeks with crosshatched shallow cuts down to (but not through) the skin and eat the little cubes with a spoon. Then you can just peel the leftover section and nibble around the pit. Of course, this last part is likely to leave you all sticky and in need of a shower, like so many of the best things in life.

    Alternatively, if you’re an elephant, just eat the mango whole and poop out the seed. What, you didn’t know that’s the mango’s original seed dispersal strategy?

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