Learn how to judge ripeness so you can always enjoy a perfect mango…
- Don’t focus on colour. It is not the best indicator of ripeness.
- Squeeze the mango gently. A ripe mango will give slightly.
- Use your experience with produce such as peaches or avocados, which also become softer as they ripen.
- Ripe mangoes will sometimes have a fruity aroma at their stem ends.
- The pink blush and red colour that appears on some varieties is not an indicator of ripeness.
- Always judge by feel.