As winter bears down on Chicago, the tropical parts of the world are starting to shine with their golden produce. Mangos are one of those delicious fruits that are starting to pop up at the market. They're coming from Peru, Mexico, and Haiti. All different sizes, with names like Champagne, Haden, and even Irwin are popping up, making us dream of sandy shores and ocean waves -- even if our plane ticket is just the dinner table.
Mango Guide: How to Choose, Ripen, and Cut
Often, though, we don't know what to do with a mango. Or even how to choose one!
My Chef's Advices (gleaned from the market vendors in Africa and South America) is to use your palm as a guide. That little muscle at the base of your thumb? That squishy firmness is just how a ripe mango should feel. Need help on feeling that out? Here's a quick video that offers some guidance on choosing a ripe mango and how to make Mango Cups.
6 Healthy Mango Recipes and Ideas
You can grill it.
You can jelly it.
You can even put it in your pancakes.
Mango isn't just for smoothies. Here are 6 Creative Ideas on How to Enjoy Mango:
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About the Author:
Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago. She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 13 years experience in the fitness industry, and a blogger for Kuli Kuli Foods. For fun, she loves to travel, with her most recent travel involving 10 days of hiking in the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile.