Cutting a Mango

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1 cup of mango = 75% of your day’s vitamin C. Unleash the goodness that mango hides beneath its skin.

A mango’s core is more like a disc, so you want to cut a little to the right of the visual core.

Slice all the way down. You’ll feel the core’s resistance on the knife. Shimmy your knife a little more to the right to pass by the core.

Cut a checker board almost  all of the way through. You want to retain the skin. So cut 97.5% the way through each side.

From here, you have two options:

  1. Invert the checker board mango. Slice off each chunk. This method is best for eating a mango straight from the skin.
  2. You’ll end up with two mango halves. Cut each half into two, so you now have four semi-ovals. Slice off each chunk by sliding your knife along the skin. This method is best for gaining mango chunks to add to recipes (like Black Bean Salsa and Mango Fish Tacos).
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