March 22nd, 2010

It’s a Mango Monday

by Tim, 7 Comments »

Well, it’s Monday, and I hope that today is being wonderful for all of you so far.

There are certain times in our household when we have an abundance of fruit available. These are good times. Pears, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, apples, blueberries, and mangoes remind me how blessed I am.

So without further ado. I present the champagne mango:
Champagne Mango

Did you know that Ataulfo mangoes, which is the variety from which champagne mangoes come, have almost 5 times as much vitamin C as other popular mango varieties? All mangoes are packed with good stuff like vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Magnesium, Potassium, and more! And more! It is nice that a food that looks so good, and tastes so good, can have so many good things in it for you.

I must give my brother credit for introducing me to the champagne mango, just like I must give him credit for taking the above photo with his iphone before we both ate that mango. The champagne mango is smaller, more oblong, typically sweeter, smoother, and turns a nice golden yellow when ripe. I have had other mangoes that are just as sweet, but, what I think sets the champagne mango apart is the smoothness over other mangoes as it has less fibrous strings… less stringiness.

Mango salsa sounds good. Any of you ladies make a mean mango salsa?

  • kateinthekitchen

    I love mango black bean salsa- there's a recipe on my blog. But the best thing I love about a good ripe abundantly scented mango is standing over a sink with one gripped firmly in my hands, while I blissfully and messily gnaw the flesh down to it's very last bit.

  • I have never seen a mango cut that way, and I like it. My dad is the master mango cutter: he cuts the skin and just the skin off, without wasting the smallest bit of fruit. I don't know how he does it. He's tried to show me, but it seems it's not a genetic skill. Sooo maybe I should learn a way like this? I think I will try.

  • haha… my my blissfully gnaw

  • Most likely if you ask someone at Whole Foods to let you try a mango, this is how they will cut it for you. 😉

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  • Now I am craving mango, I wish I would have bought some at the store today. So you must be the Tim my best friend has been talking about hmmmm?

  • Hmmmm… I think I am that Tim. Sometime soon Shanna is going to have to make up her mind between me and her other boyfriends, especially since she has another boyfriend named Tim, that is just wrong. I'll put a stop to it soon. Ultimatum time. And by ultimatum, I mean ultimatum.