How to Eat a Mango The Easy Way

Do you struggle with eating a mango? Is it too messy or maybe you just don’t know where to start? Let me share this great tip on how to eat a mango the easy way. Make sure to watch the video, and your life will be transformed!

How to Eat a Mango

Eating Mangos Is Messy

Mangos are one of my most favorite fruits but something I never liked about them is that they can be messy when eating them.

Like what are you supposed to do, peel it and just start taking bites as you peel? Mango juice will start running down your fingers and mouth in no time.

Ugh, and let’s not forget to mention that mangos are slippery. I’ve had many that have slipped out of my hand and onto the ground. So sad!

So because of that mess, I started instead peeling my mangos, then slicing and using a fork to eat them. Or the other method is to do the Mexican mango flowers method.

The peeling process does prevents the juices running down your hands but it involves a bit of a clean up afterwards. The mango flowers is fun and easy but can cause mango juices down your hands.

So amigos, with the method that I’m sharing today this solves both of the problems mentioned above. This how to eat a mango guide will transform your life!

I’m sure you’ve seen it going around the internet the last week or so. I actually saw it on Instagram last year and since then have been eating mangos like this, I call it the easy-lazy way.

How to Eat a Mango The Easy Way

So first you’ll need mango(s), a paring knife and a spoon. A cutting board is helpful but not necessary.

Slicing a mango horizontally

Begin by either firmly holding on to the thicker bottom end of the mango. Then using your paring knife make a horizontal incision and go all the way down until you feel the seed. Work the knife all the way around until you’ve reached the starting incision.

Champagne mango sliced in half with one hollowed out and the seed in the other.

Set the knife aside then using your other hands firmly place one hand on each end of the cut. The bottom hand holds the mango in place. With the top hand begin to twist until you can feel it releasing from the seed.

You can now then seperate the two halves. The bottom will have the seed and the top will be hollowed out where the seed was.

Eating mango with a spoon.

Now you can use a spoon to scoop out the fruit from the hollowed out piece. It’s so much fun and feels like a little cup of mango.

How to slice the fruit flesh off of a mango seed.

To eat the fruit off of the seed you can use the knife to slice it off. Or if you’d like you can just bite off the mango flesh from the seed if you like. The latter is messier though.

How to eat mango with a spoon.

Once you’ve eaten or removed the fruit form the seed you can either twist it out of the bottom piece. Or you can again use a spoon to scoop out the mango flesh from this piece.

Use a spoon to eat a mango for a cleaner vegan snack.

Continue to eat it all or you could also scoop it out onto a plate if you’d like.

How to eat and peel a mango to prevent the juice from running down your hands.

That’s it, that’s how to eat a mango in an easy and cleaner way! This is actually so much fun and if you have small kids you can slice the fruit this way then give them a spoon and let them go to town on the mango. Bonus for your they won’t get as messy as before!

A variety of mango known as Tommy mango.

The mango I used in the instructions and video is called ataulfo mango here in Mexico, and in the US it’s known as champagne variety.

However, I’ve tested this method with every kind of mango variety we have locally. It works on all types of mangos. Varieties that are more fibrous also work they just need a bit more force when twisting off.

Buen provecho amigos! If you try this method make sure you tag me on social media @MexicanMadeMeatless

How to Eat a Mango

How to Eat a Mango The Easy Way

Nancy Lopez-McHugh & MexicanMadeMeatless.com
Do you struggle with eating a mango? Is it too messy or maybe you just don’t know where to start? Watch this video and your life will be transformed!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine international, Mexican, vegan
Servings 1
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • paring knife
  • spoon
  • cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • Mango as many as desired

Instructions
 

  • Begin by either firmly holding on to the thicker bottom end of the mango. Then using your paring knife make a horizontal incision and go all the way down until you feel the seed. Work the knife all the way around until you’ve reached the starting incision. Set the knife aside then using your other hands firmly place one hand on each end of the cut. The bottom hand holds the mango in place. With the top hand begin to twist until you can feel it releasing from the seed. You can now then separate the two halves. The bottom will have the seed and the top will be hollowed out where the seed was.
  • Now you can use a spoon to scoop out the fruit from the hollowed-out piece. It’s so much fun and feels like a little cup of mango. To eat the fruit off of the seed you can use the knife to slice it off. Or if you’d like you can just bite off the mango flesh from the seed if you like. The latter is messier though. Once you’ve eaten or removed the fruit form the seed you can either twist it out of the bottom piece. Or you can again use a spoon to scoop out the mango flesh from this piece. Continue to eat it all or you could also scoop it out onto a plate if you’d like.
  • That’s it, that’s how to eat a mango in an easy and cleaner way! This is actually so much fun and if you have small kids you can slice the fruit this way then give them a spoon and let them go to town on the mango. Bonus for your they won’t get as messy as before!

Video

Notes

The mango I used in the instructions and video is called ataulfo mango here in Mexico, and in the US it’s known as champagne variety.
However, I’ve tested this method with every kind of mango variety we have locally. It works on all types of mangos. Varieties that are more fibrous also work they just need a bit more force when twisting off.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingsCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 3gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 2240IUVitamin C: 75mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, that is totally different from the way my dad used to cut them for us,I will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing

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