The irresistible mango that's in season each spring
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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.