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It’s the most famous mango you’ve never heard of. Honey mangos are small golden oblongs—about half the size of traditional mangos—with smooth, velvety flesh.

Why we love honey mangos

  • They’re typically sweeter and more succulent than other mango varieties.
  • You can remove their delicate skin with a vegetable peeler.
  • Slicing off pieces around the thin oval pit is easier than removing the sometimes-fibrous flesh around an ordinary mango pit.

But all mangos are good mangos. And just one cup delivers around 65 percent of a day’s vitamin C, 20 percent of a day’s folate, and 10 percent of a day’s vitamin A and fiber, all for 100 calories.

How to tell when a honey mango is ripe

You’ll know your honey mango is ripe when the skin turns deep golden yellow and starts to wrinkle just slightly. It will yield to a gentle squeeze, and the sweet aroma from the stem end may be the best thing you’ll smell all day.

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