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post #1 of 14
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I vote mangoes as one of the best things in the world :D In India I had many different varieties fresh, where you can hardly cut them without juice bursting out. They are full of nutrition and flavor. Here in the US I've had right-on fresh mango salsa with fish. I also love mango chutneys.

Do any of you like mangoes as much as I do?
post #2 of 14

mmm mango good

I like a good mango also. We had some here in the St. Paul MN. area for a buck.

I was thinking of some mango with a little sugar and some hot pepper juice, sauted.

Does that sound good or am I crazy?
post #3 of 14
It does sound good John.
I once had a terrific sauce with grilled fish made from green mangoes, sweet and hot chilies and coconut milk. Yum! Yum!

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post #4 of 14
Ahh the lovely Mango...
As a child living in Hawaii we had MANY Mango trees in our yard. I remember climbing those trees and just gorging myself on them for days. (Chuckle) I remember how furious my mother was when I would finally emerge covered in Mango juice and sap. She could NEVER get my clothes clean.
Today I used Mangos for Creme Brulee, Tropical fruit salsas as well as Mango salsas, Sorbet, Ice Cream, I use em diced in chicken salad with grapes (YUMMY).
ANYTHING I can do with a Mango gawd knows I do...Nothing like biting into the side of it and letting the juice run down my chin...Takes me back to Hawaii every time!:bounce:
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Do what you do with passion....the rest will fall into place..
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  ~Rev. Run
Our Lives are not in the laps of gods, but in  the laps of our cooks.
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post #5 of 14
This discussion reminds me of a question I've always had about mangoes.
A little background-
I used to live in Key West FL where we had mangoes growing everywhere. When they were in season many people gave away mangoes from their trees rather than having them fall and leave a sticky, fly ridden mess all over their yards. My daughter and I ate many of these free mangoes.
Occasionally, we would break out with large, watery blisters around our mouths after eating them. Of course, I always washed the skin before slicing and eating. I could never figure out what caused these blisters.
I assumed residual sap from the stems of the mangoes, but since it never happened consistently, it didn't seem reasonable to assume it was an allergy.

What do you all think?

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post #6 of 14
And for those of us in the northern states, I must say imo frozen mango chunks are a good option.

Fresh mangos are great here and available during season, but I too, use them for salsas, chutney, in several salads, etc.

At work I was buying a 25# iqf case for smoothies. One morning , was a bit low on breakfast fruit and put out a bowl of the frozen chunks (thawed). Went very well.

They don't hold very well once thawed, but do very well made into the above items.

Awww yes, Key West, had almost enough mangoes and avocados, not sure I could ever have enough??

Arrggg, Mango Good!
Nan
post #7 of 14
What a coincidence Foodnfoto!
I recently wrote on that subject in my column:

<Mango lips

Recently, a college student approached me to ask if I knew of any allergic reaction to mangoes. She explained that the lips of her boyfriend immediately became inflamed and severely blistered after eating a piece of mango. The next day the irritation had caused excessive chapping, peeling and even swelling. A visit to a drugstore, she related, was unfruitful for answers or remedies. At the time she was asking me about it, her boyfriend’s lips were still swollen and covered with scabs. To her chagrin, a slight grin would make him bleed. During our discussion, she mentioned this was not the first time he was exposed to mangoes because he often drinks mango juice without any adverse affect. Food allergies can manifest themselves mildly or acutely to the point of being life threatening as in anaphylactic shock. So why did his lips reacted in an allergic fashion now but never his digestive tract beforehand. The whole body reacts to an allergen including the skin as the scratch test demonstrates. I was stomped to explain this. Since I am neither a medical doctor nor do I play one on TV, I advised the student to seek medical help. On my part, some research was required to understand this conundrum.

A quick web search revealed that the mango tree belongs to the Anacardiaceae family of plants who’s members include Toxicodendron a.k.a poison ivy. These plants produce urushiol in their sap, a powerful skin irritant probably used as a defence chemical agent against munching pests. It’s believe that 70% of humans are sensitive to poison ivy sap hence probably mango tree sap. Since only the sap contains urushiol not the fruit, eating mangoes is not a threat unless it has some sap residue on it. Obviously this is a plausible explanation which explains the conundrum. I relayed this information to the student in question. In light of this information, her boyfriend recollected he once was in contact with poison ivy which caused a severe skin reaction. She also confirmed that the culprit mango was prepared unpeeled without washing it.

Urushiol induced dermatitis treatment involves washing the affected area immediately with soap and water to wash away the oily irritant. Antihistamine medication or a hydrocortisone base cream are effective to reduce the skin reaction which is similar to an allergy. Also, anti-itching or anti-burning medications like calamine lotion and Aloe vera can help soothe the discomforting skin irritation. Let’s not forget, washing your fruits is a good idea!>


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post #8 of 14

Green Mangos

Green mangos are often snacked on by kids in Central America, they're sliced and put in small plastic bags with lime juice squeeze on them, sometimes chile powder is sprinkled on them.
post #9 of 14

I lived in Guatemala for 3 years, and I remember those bags of cut mangoes with chile, lime juice, and I believe they also put in some crushed peanuts. Reading this forum, I see that the mangoes they were using were probably under-ripe so as to hold their texture. I have got to try it now at home!

post #10 of 14

Love mangos.  Just wish they were a littl easier to disassemble... that SEED?!?  Wondering... can I stick the seed in some soil and get a plant?  Not like I'm planning a mango orchard here in NJ... maybe an interesting house plant? 

post #11 of 14

Just slice them down each side of the seed so you get two "boats" for the lack of a better word.  The seed is long and flat.  Make sure you slice down the long flat side.  Start from where the mango was plucked off the stem and slice down along the seed.  Just like avocados, you scoop the flesh out.  Peel the skin around the remaining part and pare off the flesh from the seed.

post #12 of 14

My favorite way to eat Mango

 

my stuff lih hing mui dried mango seed

 

Dried Mango seed that is then tossed in Li Hing Mui powder

I have this bag stashed in the back of the pantry, where I KNOW Mister K~girl won’t find it

This one I brought back from Honolulu just for me!!

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post #13 of 14

Wait!  I forgot Pickled Mango!  My Vovo, or Grandmother in Portuguese, made the bestest!!

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post #14 of 14

Me cutting mango.

 

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