I thought all mangoes were the same, but I just found a new kind at my grocery store. What’s the difference between baseball-size mangoes that are green with large areas of red and smaller, yellow mangoes? – Gloria Z.
Taste, for one thing. The yellow mangoes, called ‘Yellow Honey’ or ‘Honey’ mangoes, can be a little sweeter.
|(Left) Honey Mango (Right) Tommy Atkins Mango|
Your choice of mango often depends on where you live. They are at least four other kinds of mango, and they have a similar taste.
Here’s what you should know about mangoes. This fruit, which grows on trees, very inconveniently has a very large, flat seed right in the middle. There’s no way to remove it. Instead, you have to remove the fruit from it.
Peel the mango first. Then, holding it firmly, use a sharp knife to cut slices from top to bottom on one side of the seed. Eventually you will get to the seed. Repeat on the other side. If you like, cut the slices into bite-size pieces. Before throwing the seed away, trim off any remaining edible fruit.
|Tommy Atkins Mango - note large white seed|
|Honey Mango - note large white seed|
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