FRESH MANGOES 101

Late Winter / Early Spring Means Only One Thing. The Kents are coming! The Kents are coming!

FRESH MANGOES 101

If you don’t already know how I feel about Kent mangoes, check it out here. That out of the way, keep reading!! If you happen to be perusing this post in February or March, then GREAT because I’m here to tell you to keep your eyes open at the market because Kents are starting to [...]

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How to Tell if a Mango is Ripe: A Foolproof Metric

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The topic of mango ripeness is an *important* one because unlike some other fruits, mango varieties come in a wide range of colors. Some varieties are green, some are reddish, some are pinky or orange-ish. Some are pure yellow.  Along with the wide range of colors comes confusion – if you can’t use color as [...]

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Explore Mango Varieties in Pictures – What Could be Better??

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Alright everyone – you asked for it, so here it is.  All the mango pics all together in one place so you can see what the various varieties look like. This first post of pictures is mangoes that are widely available in most the USA; I’ll add more posts later for other regions.  Florida and [...]

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Red Mango & Scarlett Mango. Really Safeway? Your Produce Marketing BS is being outed… Right Here. Right Now.

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Mango Varieties in US Markets

Maybe I’m just cranky this morning OR MAYBE someone in the corporate office at Safeway needs a swift kick in the *ss and a new job, preferably one that doesn’t involve mango buying & marketing. I went to Safeway this morning to grab some milk, cereal, & juice for breakfast and meandered into the produce [...]

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Small Mango Mania. Are They Worth the Discount?

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In preparation to make another one of Ruth Beranbaum’s amazing mango tarts, I ventured out to the store to pick up some mangoes and other ingredients and stumbled upon a bin of ripe, small ataulfos. When I say small, what I mean is that the whole bin full of atualfos were runt-like ataulfos – perhaps [...]

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Mango Nutrition – A Story That May Surprise You

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A woman I know once told me that she grew up on mangoes & rice.  And she meant it literally.  She grew up in the Philippines where both rice and mangoes are abundant – and she was a super fussy eater. But… she LOVED mangoes and rice.  As such, mangoes & rice were what she [...]

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Types of Mangos – Get the Scoop on Fresh Mangoes

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It’s tough to fathom, BUT I realize that not everyone wants to read through my detailed posts about each mango variety!  So if you want a quick rundown – this post is for you.  I’ve linked to the details so that you can easily find more information, should you want it. First of all, you [...]

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California Keitt Mangoes – Another Reason Why Coachella is so Damned Cool!

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Mango Varieties in US Markets

Hipsters and other music lovin’ fiends can blather on & on about Tupac’s hologram and other strange & interesting things that happen at Coachella.  But I’m wondering if they could tell you what is even better about Coachella than all that?  What is even more cool?  Fact is, they probably can’t tell you.  So I [...]

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Can you say ROTTEN MANGO? Got a bad one? You’ve come to the right post.

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Believe it or not, just two days earlier, these mangoes looked normal. I bought a whole batch of beautiful Kents and THIS is what became of them in no time flat. I had never seen a whole batch turn like this; not only was the skin riddled with large brown spots, but the flesh beneath [...]

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Mango Calories…How Many Are There Anyway?

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I love writing the Good News. And I’ll give it to you early. A cup of sliced mangoes contains approximately 100 – 110 calories. Why the range? Because every mango variety is slightly different. Not a big deal. Additionally, it’s helpful to know that 1 cup of sliced mangoes = 2 servings of fruit. In [...]

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