Ripe mangoes are rich source of vitamin A and C and a good source of beta carotene. They provide about 50 kilocalories per 100g. Ripe mangoes are best eaten fresh, but can be pureed to make ice creams, sorbet and drinks. mangoes can also made into jam, juice and jellys and preserves.
Different varieties of mangoes are grown over the Tropics, they also varies greatly in size and shape. They can be round, heart or kidney shaped, or even long and thin. They can weigh between 150g to 1kilogram.
Mangoes are the most delicious and luxurious of tropical fruit but when they are not of fine quality the flesh can be disagreeably fibrous with a flavour of turpentine, so here are some tips when buying mangoes to guide you in getting the best quality.