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How to Peel a Mango

Updated on July 19, 2013

I love mango. I love it fresh, dried, canned, in jam and preserves, on chicken or pork, and in fruity beverages. However, I tend to shy away from mango recipes because I find the task of peeling a mango daunting and overwhelming. It's messy, frustrating, and I often don't end up with enough fruit at the end of the ordeal to make it worth the hassle! Finally, my love of mango beat out my fear for peeling, and I learned a quick and easy way to peel a mango. I hope you find it helpful! Please post any questions at the end of this blog.

Step 1

Get a clean, large cutting board and a sharp, sturdy knife. I prefer a cutting board with a bit of a lip to catch the mango juice so it doesn't run all over the table, and used a Wustoff kitchen knife because Country Boy says they are the best.

Step 2

Slice all the way around the mango with the knife, from top to bottom and back up.

Step 3

Twist the two halves counter-clockwise to loosen the mango from the pit, and gently pull the two haves apart.

Step 4

Using your fingers, carefully pry the pit out of the second half of the mango. It should slide out relatively easily if the mango is ripe. Set the pit aside, and read my article "How to Plant a Mango Tree," coming soon!

Step 5

Lay the two halves of the mango on the cutting board, skin side up. Slice into wide strips.

Step 6

Peel the skin off of the mango using a small pairing knife. Discard the skin and enjoy the mango in almost anything. See my article for Mango Chicken, check back soon for Mango Jam, or simply devour the delicious mangoes as quickly as you can cut them.

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ilove mangoes, hate to peel them. You make it look easy.

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Good hub on how to peel a mango. The step-by-step instructions along with all the images really help to show readers exactly what they need to do in order to properly peel a mango.

    • OMGirdle profile image

      OMGirdle 4 years ago from United States

      I love to eat a mango. Trying to peel them was a mess for me. Now, I know how to peel them correctly. I want to thank you for this information. The photos really helped. Voted up!!

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      Wacky Mummy 4 years ago from UK

      I think I love you.... lol! Been trying to figure out how to peel Mangoes for so long I ended up giving up! We shall no longer be a mango free house (even if I am the only one who eats them.... xD)

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