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Holey mango, Batman!

C3a796d9 b00c 4a84 9cd3 5756fdbd837f  2011 05 24 09 51 11 364

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 7 years ago

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs

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added over 7 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 7 years ago

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

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Panfusine
added over 7 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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betteirene
added over 7 years ago

What Panfusine says, except in the Philippines.

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Helen's All Night Diner
added over 7 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

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