With summer just around the corner, many people are looking forward to enjoying mangoes. While mangoes are delicious, they are considered tropical fruit high in sugar and calories, making them a less than ideal choice for snacks or meals. However, many people prefer to freeze or can fresh mangoes to enjoy them year-round.
Best way to store mangoes
Check first if the mangoes are already ripe
Mangoes are very resilient fruits and do not need a lot of care. Their seeds are easily removed with simple pressure, and their flesh remains good even when they have been cut open. However, mangoes are not self-storing foods. Therefore, it is important to check them regularly.
Ripe mangoes are soft but not so soft that they don’t resist light pressure. When you press lightly on the sides of the mango, the flesh should yield slightly.
You can put the unripe mangoes in a dark room temperature container
If you planted mango trees in your garden, you could look forward to a bounty of delicious, ripe mangoes ripened to perfection with warm sunlight. To maximize your mango harvest, it is important to store the unripe mangoes in an optimal environment.
Mangoes are wonderful fruits, but for only one reason: their taste. If mangoes are not ripe, you will not experience the true explosion of flavor that mangoes have to offer. For ripe mangoes, take them out of the refrigerator as soon as you get them home. The quicker you eat them, the quicker they will lose their flavor and texture. Unripe mangoes will stay good for two to three days. Store your mangoes in a dark, room temperature container. Room temperature storage helps unripe mangoes retain their flavor without spoiling too fast.
Check on your mangoes every two days until they get ripe. A ripe mango will be ready to eat, and when you squeeze it, it should give just a little bit.
Store the ripe mango in the fridge
Ripe mangoes can be peeled and sliced and used in salads or simply enjoyed as a snack. When fresh mangoes are not eaten immediately, they tend to get soft, get mushy and lose flavor. To prevent this, keep them out of the refrigerator and in your pantry until you need them. Mangoes need to be kept at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours before eating them. There are ways to keep mangoes fresh for longer, too. Once ripened, mangoes can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Cut them into cubes and store them in the fridge
Froze your mangoes in cubes, and you can enjoy them all year round. You may want to blanch the mangoes before freezing them, but blanching is optional. Blanching mangoes involves dipping them in boiling water for a few seconds and then plunging them into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. You might want to do this to remove the astringency of the fresh mangoes before freezing them, but blanching can be done before or after freezing. The frozen cubes keep well in the freezer for more than a year, so there is no need to cook the cubes before eating.
Mangoes are one of the best fruits for freezing. They are fairly easy to freeze as long as you know how to cut them. First, peel the skin off, then cut the mango into 1-inch cubes. Place them in a single layer on a baking pan and put them in the freezer. Freeze the mangoes for 1 to 2 days, and they are ready to enjoy.
How long will mango last in the fridge?
Ripe mangoes are delicious, but they can be messy. Once they’re ripe, they smell like candy and are irresistible to eat. However, when you eat a ripe mango, the peel gets sticky, making it nearly impossible to clean your hands. To prevent that, you can store your mangoes in the fridge, where they stay fresher for up to 6 days.
Can you freeze mango?
Mangoes are a wonderfully sweet fruit, usually eaten fresh, but they are also ripe and juicy enough to be frozen. You can freeze mango cubes, freeze mango slices, or freeze mango sauce to then thaw later. Freezing works to preserve mangos by sealing in the juices so they stay sweet and flavorful even months after they’ve been picked. If you can, buy mangoes when they are in season and freeze them yourself.
Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world and one of the most beloved. The mango is undoubtedly a tasty fruit, but it is much more than that. Mangoes grow on evergreen trees, making them a favorite for tropical locations. Their fruit comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors, making them a popular addition to many dishes.