A mango is a real summer fruit – with the sunshine and a pleasant temperature outside, the fruit reappears in the supermarkets. It is, therefore, no surprise that mangos can always be found in markets, in warmer countries.
Besides being a refreshing fruit, it is also very healthy. Mangos, for example, make for beautiful skin, are good for digestion, strengthen your immune system and lower cholesterol levels.
Cutting a mango
Because mangos are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, it is recommended to consume the fruit regularly. However, cutting mangos is not an easy job, it can take you quite a few minutes. The fruit is rather fleshy and has a thick kernel. Peeling the fruit with a simple knife is therefore not recommended.
The best way?
Most people put the knife in the middle of the fruit and cut along the stone, as you would do with an avocado. Then you can cut with the knife right along the stone, but that sounds easier than it is. After that, the outer skin is removed, but that’s not easy either. A mango is rather juicy and therefore slippery, so it will slip right out of your hands.
A handy trick
What you need to cut a mango in just a few seconds is the following: a (potato peeling) knife and a wide glass. The first thing you need to do is cut open the mango on the two outer sides along the pit. The part above and below the pit is left in the shape of a slice.
Then take one of the two halves and put the beginning of the shell on the edge of a glass (with the shell facing outwards. Then gently (but firmly) push the mango over the glass, so that the glass peels the skin off as it were!
Watch the video
So why would you buy another (mango)press, if this simple trick also allows you to quickly get rid of a mango’s rough skin? Watch the video of this handy way below: