Monday, December 23, 2013

Saving Mangoes

I realized the night before leaving on vacation that I had overbought fruits this past week instead of being mindful of the holidays, and the fact, that I was leaving for a week: 2 large ripe beautiful mangoes just couldn't travel with me nor was I willing to let them go to waste.

Maybe you have a similar problem. Maybe you bought pears or have a bunch of bananas or you bought those expensive raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries. Don't worry, but don't waste them! Especially if you have fruits that brown or ripen quickly, slice your it into pieces, toss in lemon or lime juice, and save for future smoothies or juices.  

For berries you don't need to do anything other than seal them in a ziplock bag.
To get the most from your mango, this blog will show you how to save your mango.

Ziplock bags
Small to medium mixing bowl
Peeler (optional)


1. Wash your hands.
2. Prepare a clean cutting surface.
3. Peel mango and slice along pit.

4. Cut each section into vertical slices.

5. Or, simply cut mango unpeeled.

6. Score the flesh of each mango section cross-wise.

7. Invert section and easily remove cubed  mango pieces.

8. Toss in lime juice.
9. If you have other fruits that brown or ripen quickly, cut them up, toss in lemon or lime.

10. Put in ziplock bags and lie flat to freeze.

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