Ingredient Spotlight: Mangoes August 27, 2015

by Eat

This week at Hello Fresh you are eating like royalty with Mangoes- also know as the “King of Fruit.”  In Ancient India, Mangoes were consumed by kings and other members of the royal family, earning them the nickname.  Here are some other fun facts about this superior stone fruit:

  • Mangoes originated in Southeast Asia and India around 4000 BC and continue to be a major part of their cuisines and culture
  • Mangoes are considered a sacred fruit because it is said that Buddha meditated under a mango tree
  • Mangoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and for those who are physically active, they’re are a great way to replenish lost potassium
Mangoes on table

Mangoes

Give your senses a real feel for mangoes this summer by cooking with them, adding them to your desserts, or simply eating them plain for a refreshing snack. Our favorite is adding them to our delicious recipes to pump up the flavor!

Beyond the versatility of ways to eat the fruit, mangoes have also been catching eyes on the boardwalk this summer as art.  Walking the beach at Coney Island you’re likely to see multiple vendors carving mangoes into flowers to entertain the tourists and delight more than their taste buds. How can you resist a food that looks as good as it tastes?

While we don’t have a cheat sheet on how to make mango-art, we do have a post that shows you how to slice them like a pro in the kitchen.  They can be tricky to peel and a little difficult to cut up, so we pooled our expertise to share our methods.

So this week be sure to try out our Sweet and Sour Pork with Mango and Sticky Rice and taste the proof that Mangoes are king!

pork with Mangoes

Sweet and Sour Pork with Mangoes and Sticky Rice

Happy Cooking!

 

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