How do you know if your mango is ripe
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You want a mango to be soft and tender when you push on it, but not so soft there is a permanent dent. Kind of like an avocado – if it is too soft it is mushy.
Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.
And it should smell sweet.
I never trust how they feel, but rather how they smell. A ripe mango should smell sweet or sometimes almost floral, but very very fragrant.
Leave it on the counter for another day if unsure -- there's nothing more sad than un underripe mango (unless it's being purposely used green for chutney, which is another story).
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