…magical. Best sorbet I’ve ever had: mango.
And one of my favorite snacks. Fresh or dried (preferably with no added sugar, thank you TJ’s).
This particular specimen was almost perfectly ripe….
It took me a while spending time in rural Mexico to figure out what the 10-cm long fibrous, beige, lozenge-shaped organic discards were that I kept seeking lurking in the dust in villages—mango pits!
Fun mango facts from Wikip: mangos are about 50% of the tropical fruits produced worldwide (>23 million tons in 2001) and the most common commercial cultivar is Tommy Atkins; the name mango comes to English from Asia via Portuguese (those wily traders!); and, apparently there are freestone varieties (never seen them).*
* Watch out for the skins and sap; some varieties contain, uhoh!, urushiol (especially KW!).