Our I AM Organic mangoes are lovingly cared for by our farmers every day. The mangoes come from very sunny parts of the world where the conditions are perfect to grow up as an I AM Organic Mango.
Mangoes grow on a tree. They sit on long stems on the branches. Like the organic Kent breed. We Kent mangoes are known for our delicious, sweet taste. With juicy and non-fibrous flesh. We think it’s the tastiest mangoes in the world.
I AM ORGANIC LIVES WITH THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES CALENDAR.
We always look for the best places to grow our fruit and vegetables, so we can deliver 365 days per year. We aim for the shortest route and the greenest option. Always.
In order to guarantee the best quality year round and to minimize the burden on the environment, we look for the best place to grow each I AM Organic mango. Preferably as close as possible of course. Because mangoes do not grow year-round in Europe, we get the mangos from South America during certain periods.
MANGOS ARE NOT ONLY YUMMY, BUT ALSO VERY HEALTHY
|Nutritional values||per 100 gram|
|Energy||66 kcal / 278 kJ|
Of which saturated
Of which unsaturated
|Of which sugar||13,0 g|
|Vitamin C||23,0 mg|
*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kj / 2000 kcal)
Source of NEVO, online/RIVM
The skin of a ripe mango can be greenish yellow, orange, red or even purplish red. You can’t tell by the color whether the mango is ripe. The aroma of ripe mangoes is full and sweet. If they are not ripe, they hardly smell. A ripe Kent mango gives a little when you press it. So select them by smell and feeling.
Don’t put mangoes like me in the fridge until they’re ripe, because in the fridge we don’t ripen any further. I can ripen well at room temperature. When I’m ready to eat, you can keep me in a cool place (8-10 ºC) for a few days to enjoy me longer.
A mango like me can be eaten in many ways, for example on its own (snack fruit) or in fruit salads. Tip. You can keep mangoes in the freezer for a year. Peel them, cut them into bars and freeze them in a zip lock bag.
Take a ripe mango and place it lengthwise in front of you.
Cut two elongated halves from the mango with a sharp knife, along the pit.
You now have two more or less flat slices.
Now cut the mango from the inside up to the skin (so not through it!). Do this both lengthways and widthways, so that cubes are formed.
Now you can ‘pop’ the pulp from the two mango halves by turning the skin more or less inside out.
You can easily remove the mango cubes with a knife or possibly a spoon. Enjoy your meal!