Underneath the yellow skin of Manila mangoes, you will discover sweet and creamy yellow flesh with buttery texture. This mango variety is usually orange-yellow hue when ripe; on a few occasions the skin can turn pink. There are 2 simple ways to consider when selecting a Manila mango, by appearance & texture, and smell.
Selecting Manila Mangoes
Color is apparently not the best indicator for Manila mangoes. Instead, you should:
- Lightly squeeze Manila mango with your palms. The flesh of the mango should yield.
- Smell the mango around the stem area. The taste of the mango is closely related to its smell.
- Avoid Manila mango that have sour, alcoholic scent. This indicates that the mango is over-ripened.
- Avoid Manila mango with soft spots or bruises.
Storing Manila Mangoes
Similar to other soft-textured fruits, Manila mango continues to ripen after you brought it home. Putting the mango in a brown paper bag speed up the ripening process. Once your mango is ripe, our suggestion is to eat it. If it must be, you can put it in a refrigerator for a couple days.