Mango Etiquette

Mango Etiquette

We aspire to provide you quality mangoes and thank you for choosing Salem Mangoes from Fruitful Harvest Private Limited. In pursuit of excellence in customer service we would like to share our experiences that might help you enjoy our mangoes.

How to know a mango is ripe:

A ripe mango will taste better. Generally a ripen mango will have a nice aroma, become soft, skin colour will change from green to yellow to reddish/orange yellow and the skin will start wrinkling as it progresses ripening.  Colour of the mango is NOT a best indicator of ripeness. A ripe mango will be soft to the touch. You may slightly press and a ripe mango will give slightly. The softer the more ripened. However do not press too hard or too much since it will spoil the texture and become saggy.

How to expedite or slow down ripening process:

It is a simple natural phenomenon that under warmer conditions mangoes ripens faster and less warmth relatively slows down the ripening process. However exposing mangoes to extreme heat or cold will affect ripening process and/or spoil the mangoes.  To expedite ripening, you can wrap mangoes in paper and place them in a box surrounded by hay or cut papers. Keeping the mangoes in the room temperature will relatively slow down the ripening process.

When to refrigerate mangoes:

Refrigerate mangoes only when it is fully ripe. Refrigerating before it is ripe will halt the ripening process and may not recover to ripe though kept in room temperature after refrigeration.

How to cut a mango:

The best way to eat a mango is to wash, peel and eat in bare hands. If you wish to slice, use a sharp knife, DO NOT cut too close to the seed because the portion near the seed tends to be sour. Make a vertical cut at the center of the body of the mango, identify the location of the seed and slice from the top leaving a thin layer around the seed.