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Mangoes

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Quantity/Pack: 5 lbs. (about 5 count)
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA

The mango is known as the 'king of fruit' throughout the world. Once a native of India and cultivated in Asia for over four thousand years, the mango is grown in many countries including areas of Mexico, California and Florida. There are now over 1,000 different varieties including Kent, Haden, Keitt, Ataulfo -- with the Tommy Atkins being the most widely purchased by American consumers.

The Tommy Atkins was developed in Florida in the early 1920's. The fruit is a regular oval, has yellowish-orange with deep red to purple blush on its skin, and is juicy but firm with medium fiber. An important fruit for many tropical countries, the Mango contains enzymes useful for tenderizing meats and also acts as a digestive aid. The fruit may be added to salads or used in vegetable or poultry dishes. Interestingly, the vitamin content depends upon the variety and maturity of each fruit. Generally, when the mango is green the amount of vitamin C is higher--as the mango ripens, the amount of beta carotene (vitamin A) increases.

Melissa's Mangoes are hand selected for excellent quality. Choose fruit that are firm, have unblemished skin and a fresh scent. Since mangoes are usually sold firm, leave at room temperature for a few days to soften until yielding to gentle pressure. Refrigerate once ripe for up to a week or more.

Wash. Peel and cut fruit away from the huge, flat seed in the center.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.

Any orders that do not have the appropriate shipping method selected will not be shipped out. For assistance, please call us at 800-588-0151.