Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Big, Juicy and Ripe

Well done to those of you who correctly guessed the answer to yesterday’s teaser. A box of 20 delicious mangos will set you back $5 – a bargain!

For some sound advice on how to eat this potentially messy fruit, checkout the top 10 tips below from Scott’s Eastern Chad blog.

Step 1: Get a mango. Big, juicy and ripe (otherwise they are kind of sour). Look for the ones that are starting to turn reddish or yellow and not just solid green. Avoid the ones with maggots.

Step 2: Get a knife. Doesn’t have to be big, just effective.

Step 3: Stand the mango upright on a hard surface. Each mango has a broad side and a narrow side – point the narrow side towards you.

Step 4: Carefully cut off one entire broad side of the fruit. Position the knife just off-center (to avoid the hard inner core) and in one clean stroke, go from top to bottom.

Step 5: Cut the half of mango by making deep cuts in a criss-cross pattern (like tic-tac-toe). Don’t cut the skin, but go deep enough to separate the “meat” into little squares.

Step 6: Grab the cut half and flip it inside-out. Push the outer edges back and the center toward you. This will make the squares “pop out” and stand ready to be eaten. Enjoy.

Step 7: Repeat steps 3 through 6 with the other side of the mango. Enjoy again.

Step 8: With the knife, carefully peel off the skin from the remaining core.

Step 9: Hold the core in the middle with your hand and eat the fruit around the edge, similar to biting the crust off a piece of bread. Now, you have eaten an entire mango with very little mess.

Step 10: Get out the dental floss and remove the hundreds of fibers stuck between your teeth, rinse your hands and wipe your smiling face.


Petrea June 9, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

Nice shot! It really stands out in the portal.

Shantaram June 10, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

That is a bargain, for sure! Wish I could get that here!

San Diego Farmgirl June 11, 2009 at 1:56 AM  

Wow, this is soooo much easier than the way I was taught, thanks! I always end up with half of it stuck in my teeth and the other half running down my arm!

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