October 10th, 2014

How to Cut and Peel a Mango

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When a mango is ripe the flavor is magical. It is a little piece of nature’s candy.

Did you know there are over 1,000 varieties of mangoes? They’re known to help prevent cancer, improve digestion, boost your immune system and contain a big dose of Vitamin A for improved eye health.

All this good stuff added to our diet from one mango, yet I’m having a mango issue. It seems to happen every time I cut into one. They’re incredibly messy, especially when they’re ripe. Juice flies and drips everywhere. Because of this I can only eat a mango in the comfort of my own home, when no one’s around.

Definitely not a good first date food.

How to cut and peel a mango

I decided to do a little research to see how others were eating this delicious and nutritious fruit. I knew there had to be a way to eat them gracefully, or at least not like an animal in the jungle. Good news-there are tips and tricks that will revolutionize the way you cut and peel a mango. Here are the basics:

  • Wash it well.
  • Peel it-using a sharp knife peel away the skin.
  • Cut off the sides.
  • Slice the fruit into pieces.

Check out this video of Chef Allen Susser who shares a few pretty cool ways to slice and dice your mango.

I love this trick from lifehacker- How to Peel a Mango in Under 10 Seconds

You’ve got to check out how this guy uses a glass to peel his mango.

Would love to hear your tips and tricks for peeling and eating a mango. 


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11 Responses to “How to Cut and Peel a Mango”

  1. Hubs just scoops it out. Then he gives it to me the skin to dehydrate.

  2. I’ll have to try out that cup trick! My girls are always asking me to cut up mangos!
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  3. I need to try that glass technique, I always struggle with peeling mangoes! Thanks for the tip Lori 🙂
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  4. I discovered a nice little utensil called a mango splitter a few years ago it nice and simple to use makes things nice an easy when dealing with a mango’s

  5. That sounds like a great device. Do you have a link?

  6. Let me know what you think Lindsay.

  7. Do you eat the skin Anna? Your husband is da bomb!

  8. Lori as requested Mango Splitter Utensil Link http://www.target.com/p/oxo-mango-splitter-white/-/A-10488926

  9. You’re reminding me that I need to get my kids involved and make more fruit look pretty so they’ll be interested.

  10. I love mangos! I’ve watched all these mango cutting videos. And STILL I end up gnawing on the pit, standing over the sink. Not such a bad thing, actually 🙂

  11. […] system and contain a big dose of Vitamin A for improved eye health. Now that I’ve figured out how to peel and eat a mango without embarrassing myself they’ve become part of my daily […]

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Hi! I’m Lori, a recovering attorney, writer, and mom to three boys. Join me as I uncover and share the latest info on healthy living. Learn more.

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