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  • Eat More Mango

    Posted by Jonathan on August 11th, 2008 (All posts by )

    mangos

    (This important dietary advice courtesy Chicagoboyz.net and Robert is Here.)

    UPDATE: In the comments, Mitch explains an easy way to peel mangoes.

     

    10 Responses to “Eat More Mango”

    1. Tatyana Says:

      Are you on comission @Robert’s?

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Ha. No, the place is a local landmark that everyone likes, and Robert is a nice guy, and he doesn’t mind my snapping photos in his store…

    3. Tatyana Says:

      He would be insane to – with all the free advertising you provide!

    4. Jonathan Says:

      He is a good businessman and his mangoes (in two-dimensional representation) enrich our blog.

      I recommend the milkshakes too.

    5. Ralf Goergens Says:

      It takes two to mango

    6. Tatyana Says:

      Now I’m obligated to come and test the milkshakes

    7. Mitch Says:

      An Indian co-worker was raving about Alphonso mangoes. Anyone know if or where they are available?

    8. George Weinberg Says:

      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.

    9. Mitch Says:

      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?

    10. Tatyana Says:

      Mitch, you have to demonstrate. Still not getting it. Although I excel in “sticky and in need of a showe” part.