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Old 08-21-2007, 01:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation ISO Storing Mango Help

So I bought a very large mango the other day and didnt use all of it.
They often go bad in the fridge quickly, sliced or not, Id imagine going bad even faster without refrigeration...

what do I do (besides eat it quickly>) Freeze, refrigerate anyway, or attempt to preserve it somehow?

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Old 08-21-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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If you think you'll use it within the next 48 hours, just refrigerate it. If not, either eat it right now, or freeze it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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I peel it, slice it, and put it in a container to take to work. It's not around more than a day.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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Yep, my experience is mango is so soft it goes pretty quick unless you dehydrate it. Normally I will skin it, slice it, put it in tupperware and try to eat it before it turns.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:19 AM   #5
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If it is already sliced I imagine a little lemon juice would keep it from oxidizing. I can never NOT eat a whole mango, so I don't ever really have that problem. If you can't use it soon though, freeze it.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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Best thing to do with mangoes that you don't consume is cut them and puree them in a blender. You can add a tiny bit of water to them to help with the puree process.

Now pour them into an airtight container and freeze. Mango puree freezes extremely well and you can use it in a lot of different things from sauces to milkshakes to icecreams.

I have not been very happy with frozen mango slices you can do it but I prefer the puree method.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:37 PM   #7
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Excellent idea!
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:45 PM   #8
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Thanks Guys! *pauses...eats mango slice* I need to find a blender....
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So...here's a question...along the same line....

I bought a ripe mango but won't use it for another few days...can I refrigerate it without peeling, slicing, etc? Will it go bad faster in our out of the fridge????
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:48 PM   #10
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I would put it in the fridge if it is already ripe. But thats just me. Have never really tested to see if leaving them out was any better.
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