How to Know when a Mango is Ripe?
Mango has been cultivated for more than 4000 years. The mango continues trees that reach heights of 60 feet. This tropical fruit is oval in shape and there are over 1000 varieties of fruit. Mangoes contain vitamins A and C and potassium. A green mango is not ready to eat, but once the skin becomes red or orange mango is ripe and juicy. Overripe Fruits will be pasty and sure it is important to know when the fruit is good to eat.
Grasp the mango with your fingers in the top of the fruit, near the place where the stem is.
Lightly press the fruit. If the fruit gives a little, then it is good to eat. If your pressure pierces the fruit then it is too ripe.
Examine the fruits outside skin. If the skin is brown, bubbly or looks bad, it is not good. Premium mangoes are red, orange or maybe slightly green.
Slice Open the mango to look inside. If the inside of the fruit is spongy to the touch, it is ripe.
Sniff the Mango. If the fruit smells cloying it is sweet ripe.