Core ripe mango - practical guide
Mangoes have a large oval core that can be removed relatively easily when the fruit is ripe.
- Peel the mango lengthways. Simply use a potato peeler, a potato peeler or a sharp knife. Make sure you get as little pulp as possible.
- Use a sharp knife to cut into the pulp all the way to the core. This way you cut the mango in half.
- Separate the halves of the fruit with your hands. The core is in one of them.
- Normally, you can now pull out the stone without much effort and then process the mango as desired.
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Note: If the mango is not yet ripe enough, i.e. relatively hard, this method does not work or only works poorly. In this case, it is advisable to try the second variant, which we will present to you with additional step-by-step instructions.
What to do with an unripe mango
- Peel the mango (see step 1 above).
- Cut the fruit lengthways all the way to the core.
- Do not take the halves apart, but keep cutting the mango crosswise. This creates individual cubes that you can loosen from the core relatively easily.
If the pulp can be removed from the core without great resistance, you also have the option of cutting the mango into wedges along the length and serving it directly.
Note: Ripe mangoes generally taste much more aromatic than unripe specimens. In the case of unripe fruits, it is better to wait a few more days before consuming them. To speed up the ripening process, place an apple next to the mango. This emits ethylene (gas), which is known to force other fruits to ripen. Conversely, you should urgently avoid storing very ripe mangoes (or other ripe fruit) together with apples.
Simple alternative: just cut the mango ...
There is a third - somewhat unconventional - way of separating the pulp of a mango from the core. The first step is again to peel the fruit. Then you work more or less according to the “freestyle principle”: Take a knife and use it to gradually cut strips or pieces from the mango. With this method, you gradually get closer to the core until only this (and a few remnants of the pulp attached to it) remain.
Important: This variant is particularly recommended when you want it to be quick and not so much about presenting the fruit nicely at the end.
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