Shaped like an avocado, with hues that rival the papaya, and a taste that is sweet and sometimes sour, kind of like kiwi or a plum . What tropical delicacy am I describing? Why, mango, that’s what.
What is a mango?
· one of the largest produced tropical fruits in the world
· an antioxidant powerhouse
· tasty as a soup, juice, smoothie, dessert, ice cream
· or fresh off the tree
· member of the drupe family, like apricots and nectarines
· grown predominantly in India and other warm weather climates like China, Mexico, Thailand, and Pakistan
Ready to try one? First you have to open one up—here’s how:
One of my favorite vacation spots in the world is Maui and while relaxing on the island, I also enjoy visiting the farmer’s market where I get to sample fresh and often exotic fruits and veggies. It was on Maui where I discovered passion fruit, star fruit, papaya, and, the star of today’s post, mango. Besides needing to recharge my batteries and basking in the sun and fun, trying new things, especially healthy, new things, is what it’s all about. Living life 365.
The good news is you don’t have to jet to Maui to taste a mango (though it’s not a bad idea); just head out to your grocery store or natural food place, or, better yet, your hometown farmer’s market, and look around. You’d be surprised what you may discover.
Speaking of all those discoveries…
Until next time…