India is the primary producer. When ripe the flesh is soft and exceptionally juicy. Mangoes are very sweet.
Available most of the year.
Choose a firm Mangoe with unblemished skin. A ripe mangoe will yield to slight pressure and have a flowery fragrance. The skin should show a blush of either yellow-orange or red. Avoid completely greenish-gray skin. Avoid an overabundance of black spots, loose or shriveled skin.
Leave underripe mangoes at cool room temperature until soft but not mushy. Refrigerate up to 4 days.