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Jul 5, 2012 10:14 PM

Mango Season Is Here!!!

Not to offend locavore dweebs but Mangoes are here and prices are dropping!

Fruiticana on Fraser had Hadens 2/$1.25 yesterday and today No Frills was selling Hadens a tad larger size @ 4/$3.00.

Not the greatest fan of those yellow oblong units I can't remember the name of not enough acidity & fibre for my taste but they are ubiquitous and again prices are excellent.

So it's Mango smoothies for brekkie Mango for lunchtime dessert and Mangoes in Shrimp Curry for dinner these days-life is good!

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  1. Thanks for the heads up, Sam. Next time leave out the dweebs part and there will be no risk of offense ;-).

    Are Haden's the ones that are a bit more round and stay green when ripe? I think I prefer those to the yellowy orange ones.

    I'm not a huge fan of the sweet and savoury together in main courses but I am looking forward to doing salmon steak on the bbq with a little mango salsa. Nom.

    4 Replies
    1. re: grayelf

      Thanks for the tip Sam!

      Grayelf, I take it you don't like Hawaiian pizza? :P

      1. re: flowbee

        Only if it has almonds and cheddar on it too!

      2. re: grayelf

        Haden (also called Hayden) mangoes turn red/yellow when ripe.

        The yellow thinner longer variety are called Ataulfo.

        T&T sometimes carries Thai mangoes which resemble the ataulfo but are larger; they have a lighter, less sweet but much more floral flavour.

        1. re: quddous

          Unlike other varieties, Hadens have a little yellow/pinkish blush when ripe..

      3. Meh thinks you are crazy to want more fibre but must agree that mango season is a very exciting time! I too try to include in all meals possible. :)

        1. Time to make another huge batch of Mango chutney! :-)

          ..Avec ginger, dates, raisins, vinegar, cardamon, etc, etc...
          Freeze it & have all my friends beg for yet another jar ;P....