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allisonli Oct 22, 2013 12:38 AM

Hi there! I have a lot of mangoes and was thinking of cutting them up and freezing them to make smoothies. Can anyone tell me how long the mangoes will last for after they have been defrosted?

Thank you!

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    prachishah Oct 24, 2013 04:26 AM

    hello allisonli,
    I want to suggest you that if you only want to make smoothie then you can store the pulp of the mangoes in an air tight container in deep freezer and it will last for a long.

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      youareabunny Oct 22, 2013 02:57 AM

      After they've been defrosted? You can make the smoothie with frozen mango but if you leave it out for long it'll oxidize. Some citrus can alleviate that.

      If you let them defrost completely they'll be mushy and most likely water will leak out.

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        allisonli Oct 22, 2013 06:59 AM

        Is it okay if I defrost the mango but end up using it in a smoothie 3 days after defrosting?

        Thanks!

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          youareabunny Oct 22, 2013 07:29 AM

          Maybe if it's well wrapped to protect against air... but why?

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            tcamp Oct 22, 2013 09:05 AM

            Yes, it will be "ok" if by "ok" you mean "safe to consume." But Bunny is right - you can make the smoothie from a frozen or partially frozen mango and end up with a much better texture.

            I normally pull out the frozen fruit when I am making coffee, go shower, then come back and make smoothie. Works perfectly.

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              Ttrockwood Oct 22, 2013 02:29 PM

              Just make individual serving size baggies of the frozen mango

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                allisonli Oct 24, 2013 12:29 AM

                Thank you all! Trockwood - that's a good idea about individual serving size baggies :)

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                  youareabunny Oct 24, 2013 03:17 AM

                  Similarly, you can slice the mangoes, place in a flat tray, each piece separate. Once frozen put all the pieces in a ziplock.

                  It's a bit more prep time but you'll be able to take out as much as you like, and it'll blend more easily in your blender.

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                    allisonli Nov 5, 2013 05:07 PM

                    thanks!

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