Why NOW Is The Best Time To Get Mangoes
Let’s be honest, how many of us can resist mango dishes or drinks when offered to us. Even after a big meal, will you pass up the chance when your friend jio-s you to eat Mango Sago for dessert? It would honestly be a hard pass to let that mango.
Technically, you can find mangoes all year round in Singapore as we largely depend on imports. However, as they are seasonal fruits, the best time to eat mangoes in Singapore is during the peak season, from April to September. The fruit is the cheapest and of the best quality during this period!
The Best Mango
There are hundreds of mango varieties worldwide, but only several are available in Singapore. While all mangoes taste good and have their charm, India’s Alphonso variety is deemed the “king of mangoes” due to its rich and creamy texture and juicy taste. To get Alphonso mangoes, you can head down to Little India or purchase online through Lazada.
Choosing the right mango is also essential. To have ripe and sweet mangoes, give them a light squeeze all around. It should feel slightly soft and not too mushy. If it's too hard, then it is not ripe yet.
Mangoes can reduce inflammation, improve bowel movements and relieve constipation due to containing polyphenols. Mangoes are also rich in vitamin A and C, which help boost the immune system, strengthen bones, and maintain healthy skin and hair. Still, do take note to eat mangoes in moderation as the fruit contains a high sugar content.
How To Cut Mangoes
As a stone fruit, mangoes have a large pit in the middle. Fruit beginners may find mangoes challenging to cut, but it will get easier once you have read the directions below!
- Put the mangoes upright on a cutting board, with the stem side facing upwards
- Measure out 1cm from the centre and then use a sharp knife to cut through the flesh
- Repeat step 2 for the other side of the mango
- Proceed to score the mango, cutting it lightly vertically and horizontally
- Turn the mango inside out, use a spoon to carve out the mangoes
- For the sides, you can eat it directly or trim while following the curve of the seed
An alternative method will be to peel off the skin using a peeler or a knife first, before doing step 1 to 3. You can then cut the mango halves into cubes after.
Do you feel like having mangoes now? If yes, then give the juice recipes below a try too! Also, look forward to our next article, as we will get creative with slow-juiced mangoes!
Mango Pineapple Raspberry
- Mango 30g
- Pineapple 330g
- Raspberry 20g
- Remove peel and core of the pineapple, and also remove peel and seed of the mango. Slice into appropriate sizes.
- Put lever on “close”. Extract about half of the pineapple, and then extract the mango and raspberries.
- Extract the rest of the pineapple, then place the lever on “half-open” and allow pulp to be expelled.
Mango Orange Banana
- Mango 30g
- Orange 300g
- Banana 50g
- Peel orange and banana, and then cut into appropriate sizes.
- Remove peel and seed of mango, and then slice.
- Put lever on “close.” Extract about half of the orange, and then extract mango and banana.
- Extract the rest of the orange, then place lever on “half-open” and allow pulp to be expelled.
Mango Persimmon Orange
- Mango 50g
- Persimmon 50g
- Orange 290g
- Peel the orange. Cut into appropriate sizes.
- Remove seeds from persimmon and mango, slice.
- Place lever on “close”. Extract half of the orange, then extract mango and persimmon.
- Insert the rest of the orange, place lever on “half-open,” and allow pulp to be expelled.
Need some ideas for juice recipes? Check out our Hurom recipes here: https://huromsingapore.com/pages/juice-recipes-health