How to Cut a Mango In 4 Easy Steps {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

How to Cut a Mango In 4 Easy Steps {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

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Do you know how to cut a mango?

If you said no, it’s ok, I didn’t either.

I have to admit, the first time I made Mango Salsa, I only knew I needed fresh mango. However, I had no clue what to do with it. I had to research mangos to figure out how to cut them.

While researching facts about Mangoes, I read that mangoes are one of the most popular fruit in the world. Say what?!? Was I the only one completely in the dark about this tropical fruit?

There are a few ways to cut into a mango and they even make a kitchen gadget made for slicing mangos. It is important to understand that a mango has one long, flat seed in the center of the fruit. All you need to do is work around the seed, and the rest is easy. Here’s the easiest method I found:

cut mango on cutting board with knife

HOW TO CUT A MANGO IN 4 EASY STEPS:

#1. Wash the mango before cutting.

slicing knife into mango

#2. Stand the mango on your cutting board stem end down and hold. Using a sharp knife, place it about ¼ inch from the widest center line and cut down through the mango. There should be very little resistance when slicing through, if there is, you may need to move the knife to the outer edge slightly. Turn the mango around and repeat this cut on the other side.

The two ovals pieces of mango are known as the “cheeks”. The middle is mostly the mango seed.

mango sliced into three pieces

#3. Cut vertical parallel slices into the mango flesh, but DO NOT to cut all the way through the skin. Then cut another set of horizontal parallel slices to make a checkerboard pattern.

scooping flesh from skin

#4 Using a spoon, scoop the mango slices out of the mango.

I hope this helps you understand the fruit and how the heck to get the goodness out!

To learn more about Mangoes visit: https://www.mango.org

mangoes with mountain view
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How To Cut A Mango In 4 Easy Steps

How to cut a mango in 4 easy steps: It is important to understand that a mango has one long, flat seed in the center of the fruit and the rest is easy.
Course Appetizer, Ingredient, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Mango
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 31kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Mango

Instructions

  • Wash the mango before cutting.
  • Stand the mango on your cutting board stem end down and hold. Using a sharp knife, place it about ¼ inch from the widest center line and cut down through the mango. There should be very little resistance when slicing through, if there is, you may need to move the knife to the outer edge slightly. Turn the mango around and repeat this cut on the other side.
  • Cut vertical parallel slices into the mango flesh, but DO NOT cut all the way through the skin. Then cut another set of horizontal parallel slices to make a checkerboard pattern.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the mango slices out of the mango.

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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