What it is, where to find it, health benefits

Mangoes are indigenous to India. Now, they can be found all over southeast Asia, central and south America, and parts of Africa.

Mangoes are high in vitamin A, C and E as well as dietary fiber. This will help keep you healthy while on the road.

How to pick it in the market, how long it keeps, how to tell if it is spoiled

A ripe mango will be slightly soft, not firm, but not mushy. Very similar to a ripe avocado or peach. A ripe mango will also have a fruity aroma when you smell the stem. Some mangoes will turn yellow when ripe, although not all mangoes do this, so I don’t recommend this as the sole reason for determining ripeness.

Once ripe, mangoes should be consumed quickly. If needed, they will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge. Keeping unripe mangoes at room temperature will speed up the ripening process.

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