How to prepare and eat mangoes this summer

 

Mangoes are one of the most popular summer fruits in Australia, but if you've never prepared one before you may be wondering how to eat a mango. Watch and learn how to cut, peel and dice mangoes, plus how to choose and store them. Then use ripe mangoes with these recipe ideas!

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How to prepare and eat mangoes this summer

The sweet smell of ripe mangoes heralds the start of the long Australian summer. Their ready availability during the summer months, their versatility and delectable flavour makes mango one of the most popular summer fruits.
 
Enjoyed in combination with other seasonal fruit or simply on their own, mangoes are exotic and deliciously juicy. Watch and learn how to prepare mangoes to accompany seafood, add to salads, layer in desserts or use in fresh smoothies. Plus, get heaps of great mango recipes to eat!
 

How to select a mango

Select firm, bright mangoes with a distinct pleasant aroma. Surface level blemishes won't affect the fruit, but avoid mangoes with black or soft spots.
 

How to store mangoes

  • Ripen at room temperature.
     
  • Store ripe fruit in the vegetable crisper or in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
     
  • Use within 3 days.

Watch how to prepare mangoes

This video shows you how to cut, peel, slice and dice mangoes.
 
 

What are the health benefits of mangoes

  • Great source of Vitamin C
     
  • Good source of beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A
     
  • Source of dietary fibre
 

Ways to use mango

Incredible as a sweet addition to savoury dishes such as salads, perfect in smoothies and smoothie bowls for breakfast and ideal for summer desserts. Try sweet ideas like trifles, gelato and of course, one of the best ways to use mango: pavlova!
 
The following recipes show you just how easy it is to add mango to your favourite dishes.