October 11, 2019

What you see: Black veins running through mango flesh
What it is: Darkened vascular canals!
Eat or toss? Cut around them if you’d like, but the mango is still fine to eat. 

The story: 

Perhaps one of the creepier mango defects, these black strings weird me out every time...

August 29, 2019

What you see: A mottled white, maybe gray-ish film just under the mango skin; possibly also darkened areas on the peel
What it is: A scalded mango
Eat or toss: Eat! You’ll probably want to cut off the white/gray film, but the flesh underneath it should be fine

The story...

July 21, 2019

What you see: Tiny, white-ringed holes in your mango
What it is: Air bubbles in trace amounts of starchy, immature tissue
Eat or toss: Eat! Depending on how much white tissue you see, you may want to eat around it

The story:
Back in June we wrote about this strange mang...

July 3, 2019

What you see: A brown, possibly purplish color throughout your mango’s flesh
What it is: Deteriorating mango flesh
Eat or toss: Toss! This mango will not taste good

The story:
This mango was most likely a victim of a too-hot hot water bath.

Most mangos make it through th...

June 9, 2019

What you see: White, hole-y stuff in your mango; it might seem like the pit is taking over the rest of the mango
What it is: Starchy mango tissue with air pockets
Eat or toss: Eat around! The texture of the white stuff won’t be nice, but the rest of the mango is edible...

May 8, 2019

What you see: Clear sticky stuff around the stem of your mango
What it is: Sap!
Eat or toss: The mango is fine to eat. Clear sap near the stem doesn’t indicate anything problematic about the interior of the fruit. 

The story:
Mangos pack a lot of liquid,...

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