If you love mangoes as much as I do, then this post of cutting mango to get perfect mango cubes is definitely for you! With this step-by-step pictorial guide, you’ll learn how to cut mango so that you get the most flesh out and have perfect mango chunks every time. I have also included tips for freezing them for later use.
About Pakistani Honey Mangoes
If you haven’t tried Pakistani mangoes yet, you are missing out!
Mangoes are known as the king of fruits in Pakistan. Because of their sweet taste, unique flavors, and enticing aroma, they are popular all over the world. Pakistani Anwar Ratol, Sindhri, Dasheri, Chaunsa, and Langra are my absolute favorite.
Pakistani mangoes are extremely sweet, delicious, juicy, pulpy, aromatic, and rich in flavor. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They have deep golden flesh with thinner skins which turn yellow and wrinkle slightly when ripe.
Check out the post below, I am sure it’ll be of some help to you.
Here’s what you’ll need
You’ll just need two things to cut a mango into perfect chunks: a sharp knife and a cutting board.
Step-by-step guide on how to cut a mango
It’s recommended to soak the mangoes in water for at least 25 to 30 minutes before eating. Keeping them soaked in water helps reduce their heat and helps prevent acne, nausea, headaches, constipation, and other gut issues.
Gently wash the mango under running water and pat it dry. Place the mango on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from the bottom of your mango so it can stand without falling over.
Hold your mango upright and carefully cut the side of the mango off of the pit, downwards from the top of it.
Repeat it on the other side. This will yield 3 pieces: two parallel slices called the cheeks and a middle piece that includes the pit.
Lay the mango piece with the pit flat on the cutting board and cut around the pit with the knife.
Gently cut the flesh of the mango in a grid-like pattern without cutting through the skin or peel of the mango.
Use a spoon or a small paring knife to scoop the cubes out, leaving the peel behind.
Now, you are ready to enjoy your mango chunks.
How to serve mango?
You can eat the mango cubes as it is with a spoon, toss them along with the other fruits in a blender to make a smoothie, or make a dessert out of them. My favorite mango recipes are:
How to ripen mangoes?
If you have unripe mangoes and you want them to ripe faster and become sweeter and softer, just wrap them in brown paper and leave them at room temperature for 2 to 3 days or until your mangoes are ripe. You shouldn’t refrigerate them before they are ripe as the refrigerator will slow down the ripening process. Once ripe, move them to the refrigerator and store them for up to 5 days.
How to store the mangoes?
You can easily store the fully ripe whole mangoes at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also store your mango cubes for a long time in the freezer.
- How to refrigerate mango? Store the fully ripe whole mangoes in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or store your mango cubes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- How to freeze mango? You can also store your mango cubes in the freezer for up to 6 months. Spread out your mango cubes on a tray and place them in the freezer until fully frozen. Once the mango cubes are frozen, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer.