How to Cut a Mango

  

In Hawaii I grew up learning how to eat all sorts of tropical fruit in different ways; pineapple, lychee, passion fruit, mango, papaya, avocado, grapefruit, lemons, limes.  If it grew in Hawaii, I ate it.  How I ate or prepared it depended on where I was and what it was for.  If I came across a papaya tree hiking I’d use my knife or a sharp rock to cut the fruit in half, scoop out the seeds with my fingers, and just gnaw it out of the peel.  If we were ravenously pulling lychee off the tree in our church parking lot between Sunday School and the service, I’d just rip the peels off with my fingernails.  But if you’re serving fruit to other people, or at home with kitchen tools, you might want to do it a little neater.  So here’s several different ways, a step by step tutorial, on how to cut a mango.

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