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Mango Madness

By Paige Schilt, March 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Psst. Hey kid…didya ever try…a mango?

Just between you and me, right now Whole Foods Market stores are loaded with peak-season Ataulfo mangoes from Mexico. One taste of these sweet, silky fruits and you might just become addicted.

Watch our video about the mango madness that’s sweeping the nation.

Cheap Thrills

You don’t need much to get the most from mangoes, but it helps to know the lingo. The sides of a mango are called “cheeks.” A mature mango should have full cheeks and “shoulders” that rise above the beginning of the stem.

The easiest way to slice a mango is known as the “Hedgehog.” First, slice off the two cheeks on either side of the flat, oblong mango pit. Next, taking care not to cut through the skin, cut a crisscross pattern into the sides of each cheek. Finally, turn the cheeks inside out. Remove the inverted cubes with a knife, or eat them straight from the skin.

Feed Cravings with a Discount

Buy a whole case of mangoes and get a discount! (Warning, case purchases may lead to experimentation with canning, drying and freezing mass quantities of mangoes. People who purchase mangoes by the case have been known to dabble in Mango Butter and Pickled Mango Spears.)

Gateway to Global Flavors

Mangoes flourish in tropical climates, and they’re mainstays of many world cuisines. These remarkably versatile fruits brighten everything from salads to salsas.

If you’re ready to follow the mango’s sweet siren song, get your passport stamped at these culinary ports of call:

Mexico

Avocado Mango Salsa
Avocado Mango Salsa

 

Shrimp and Mango Ceviche
Shrimp and Mango Ceviche

 

India

Vegan Mango Lassi
Vegan Mango Lassi

 

Shrimp and Mango Baked Samosas
Shrimp and Mango Baked Samosas

 

Japan

Mango-Sake Sling
Mango-Sake Sling

 

Mango-Miso Tofu Salad
Mango-Miso Tofu Salad

 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy a mango?

Category: Food & Recipes

 

5 Comments

Comments

Sandra says ...
Amazing! Great job advertising the world's most delicious fruit.
03/20/2014 10:42:37 AM CDT
Chris says ...
Just delicious. I teach a class at your Square One location twice a month. I must expand on these. Thanks!
03/25/2014 7:08:13 AM CDT
rl says ...
i admit it - i am a mango addict - gotta go - my mango is screaming my name kinda loudly
04/02/2014 3:25:31 PM CDT
Bev says ...
I juice mangoes with apples and oranges. Delicious drink in the morning or anytime!
04/02/2014 3:27:05 PM CDT
Doug smoldt says ...
I make a peach mango pie
04/12/2014 10:24:47 PM CDT