Mango

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    During the course of my sheltered life, I just had a mango for the first time tonight. They carry them in the stores here but I never thought I'd like them for some reason and, since they are expensive, I had never tried one. But my wife was going to make a salad that included mangos, so we bought an extra one for me to eat. The verdict: while they are unlikely to become my favorite fruit, I don't think I'd mind eating another one someday. They have a curious taste, one that is interesting, if nothing else.
     
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    I agree with the curious taste @Ken Anderson , it's a taste one can't really define ... I have to say I'm not keen.


    Mangos are sold more in mixed prepared fruit salads here in the Uk...although you can buy them fresh but I don't think they're hugely popular ...but in Spain they are a staple fruit as is Quince ...
     
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    I try to treat myself to Mangoes and Guavas when I see them on sale.
    My personal favorite is Green Mango ( unripe ) soaked in Soy Sauce.
    Guava, I'll slice and eat, the rest in the blender for smoothies.
     
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    I like them because I am spoiled we have two large mango trees near the house they are of the large variety some weighting near four pounds. This country has a large variety of mangoes and they all have their distinctive taste.
     
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    I like them, they're always available here and don't think they are expensive. They are messy though...not the easiest to eat or slice or dice with that huge seed.

    There are many varieties also and I'm seeing more and more different ones in the store.
     
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    That was exactly my perception as well, @Chrissy Cross . I love the taste of mangoes; but they are just all mushy and hard to get off of that seed when they are ripe, and when you can slice it off of the seed, then the mango is still green and does not have that wonderful flavor.
    I think they are kind of like an avocado or a pear, that must be eaten when it is just exactly perfect.
     
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    Yep! :)
     
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    I am fond of the Greek Yogurt with Mango at the bottom of the container. I keep several tubs of it in the fridge.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    The taste of mangoes is especially unique. They need tropical weather to survive, most of those we see here are from Mexico. Occasionally they are 50 cents each, or even 3 for a buck, but more usually 99 cents each. Wondering how that compares with Maine?

    I made a batch of wine from them once, very delicious, but slow to age, remained cloudy much longer than other fruits do. Very pulpy fruit, terxture similar to Papaya, but taste is different.
    Frank
     
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    I really love mangos but I never see them in good condition for buying recently so I don't get them. They usually look beaten up or squishy..:confused:
     
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