Robbie Sigona’s Produce Pick Featuring: Kent Mangos

Robbie and mangos_160pxThis time of year is the best for Kent mangos. I bring them home by the box, otherwise we‘ll run out.

My younger son Alexii has been eating mangos all of his life and will ask me to bring home a box weekly. It took my oldest, Neiko a little longer to come around but once he did, he was hooked.

I like eating mangos fresh out of hand. Grab a nice and ripe mango, an old shirt and make a mess.

To pick a mango:

  • Don’t focus on color. It is not the best indicator of ripeness. Kent mangos don’t always have that red blush. Even green Kent mangos could be ripe inside.
  • Ripe mangos will be slightly soft to the touch just like avocados and peaches, but not soft of mushy.
  • If you do not plan on eating the mango for a few days, choose a mango with firmer skin and allow the mango to ripen at home.
  • Make sure it feels heavy for its size.

 

– Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.

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