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A brief introduction

Mangoes have been cultivated in India for about 5000 years. They are now grown in many tropical countries including Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan, Mexico and Australia. Mangoes have a soft, sweet, peach-coloured flesh. The mango seed is large and "hairy" - always carry some dental floss around after eating the flesh around the seed of a mango.

There are many varieties of mango available - ranging from yellow/peach to reddish/green skin. To check how ripe they are smell the fruit - the sweeter the fragrance the more ripe the fruit. Rest it in your palm and gently squeeze it. If it gives too easily select another. Green mangoes are unripe. Slightly green will ripen in a few days.

Store unripe mangoes at room temperature ...