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Holey mango, Batman!

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I just cut open an Ataulfo mango I bought yesterday and there are holes in the flesh near the pit. I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Any ideas what causes this? any problems with eating it? Tastes just fine, just looks odd... Thanks!

asked by Helen's All Night Diner over 4 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 4 years ago

I've seen those holes before and totally ignored them -- and I'm still here!

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aargersi

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added over 4 years ago

Yeah me too - I just cut them away ... those mangos are the BEST!

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added over 4 years ago

the story that went around in India about those spotty mangoes were that wasps or bumble bees had sat on the blossoms & these were supposedly the best because of that! similar stories abounded around guava's (in trees) that were nibbled by squirrels were supposedly the sweetest!

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added over 4 years ago

What Panfusine says, except in the Philippines.

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added over 4 years ago

Thanks everyone! I did eat it, tastes just fine. If you don't hear from me in the next day or two, you'll know something went wrong! LOL