The varieties of mango that we find in grocery stores today are very different from their wild cousins in Southern Asia. Wild mangoes have a rope-like texture and a taste similar to turpentine. Mangoes have been cultivated for thousands of years to develop into popular varieties we have today.
Mangoes should be soft, but solid. Mangoes can continue to ripen after they have been picked. Hard mangoes can be left out in room temperature to ripen until they have softened. You can place them in a paper bag to speed the ripening process.
||Mango juice has been shown to destroy viruses.
|Digestion - General
||Enzymes in raw mangoes improve digestion.
||Eating the fruit helps relieve clogged pores.