How to Cut a Mango

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Mangoes are yummy and juicy fruits that are super tasty. But do you know how to cut them? Don’t worry, I’ll show you step by step How to Cut a Mango. Let’s get started!

Before you begin the cutting process you need to choose a ripe mango. Look for a mango that is a bit soft to the touch and has a fruity aroma. The color can vary depending on the variety, but it should generally have a vibrant hue.

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How to Cut a Mango

1. Wash the mango: Rinse the mango under cool water to remove any dirt or residue.

2. Hold the mango: Hold the mango upright on a cutting board, with the stem end facing up and the narrower sides facing you.

3. Locate the pit: The mango has a flat, oblong pit in the center. It runs lengthwise from top to bottom.

4. Make the first cut: Use a sharp knife, position the blade slightly off-center from the stem, and slice downward. You want to cut parallel to the pit, but not too close.

5. Repeat on the other side: Turn the mango around and make the same cut on the other side, creating two mango halves known as cheeks. 

6. Remove the flesh from the skin: Take one mango cheek and use the knife to make lengthwise and crosswise cuts through the flesh, being careful not to cut through the skin. Then, use the knife or a spoon to scoop out the mango cubes or push the skin inside out to invert the cubes.

7. Repeat with the other cheek: Repeat on the other mango cheek making cuts and scooping out the mango cubes from the other half.

8. Optional: You can also trim any remaining flesh around the pit by carefully cutting it away from the pit.

Now you have fresh mango cubes ready to enjoy as a snack or use in various recipes. Remember to be cautious when handling the knife and take your time to ensure safe and precise cuts.

POV hand holding a cube cut mango

Ingredients

  • Ripe Mango

Instructions on How to Cut a Mango

  1. Begin by washing the mango with water to clean it.
  2. Hold the mango and cut off the sides, avoiding the middle pit.
  3. Cut the fruit into cubes and scoop them out to eat.
halved mango cut into cubes

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to wash the mango before cutting it?

Washing the mango removes any dirt or things on the skin that you wouldn’t want to eat.

What’s the “pit” in the mango?

The pit is a big, flat seed inside the mango. We cut around it to get the yummy fruit.

How do I cut the mango without getting too close to the pit?

Use a sharp knife to slice off the fruit, but leave a little space between the knife and the pit.

Can I eat the skin of the mango?

Most people don’t eat the skin because it’s tough, but you can if you want. The sweet part is inside.

whole fresh mangos on a cutting board

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POV hand holding a cube cut mango
5 from 2 votes

How to Cut a Mango

Learning how to cut a mango might seem tricky at first, but by following these simple steps, you can enjoy this fruit without any trouble.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1 mango,, ripe

Instructions 

  • Wash the mango: Rinse the mango under cool water to remove any dirt or residue.
  • Hold the mango: Hold the mango upright on a cutting board, with the stem end facing up and the narrower sides facing you.
    whole fresh mangos on a cutting board
  • Locate the pit: The mango has a flat, oblong pit in the center. It runs lengthwise from top to bottom.
  • Make the first cut: Use a sharp knife, position the blade slightly off-center from the stem, and slice downward. You want to cut parallel to the pit, but not too close.
  • Repeat on the other side: Turn the mango around and make the same cut on the other side, creating two mango halves known as cheeks.
    whole mangos on a cutting board
  • Remove the flesh from the skin: Take one mango cheek and use the knife to make lengthwise and crosswise cuts through the flesh, being careful not to cut through the skin. Then, use the knife or a spoon to scoop out the mango cubes or push the skin inside out to invert the cubes.
    mangoes halved on a cutting board
  • Repeat with the other cheek: Repeat on the other mango cheek making cuts and scooping out the mango cubes from the other half.
    how to cut a mango
  • Optional: You can also trim any remaining flesh around the pit by carefully cutting it away from the pit.
    how to cut a mango

Notes

  • Choose a ripe mango: Look for a mango that is a bit soft to the touch and has a fruity aroma. The color can vary depending on the variety, but it should generally have a vibrant hue.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mango, Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 348mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 2240IU, Vitamin C: 75mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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Cutting a mango might seem tricky at first, but by following these simple steps, you can enjoy the juicy and delicious fruit without any trouble. Just remember to be careful with the knife and have fun savoring your tasty mango cubes!

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