How do you check your Calypso® Mango is just perfect?
There are three stages of ripeness that can be determined by the squeeze test, sniff test and taste test. If your mango isn't quite ripe yet, keep it out at room temperature out of direct sunlight and heat to ripen. A cool spot on your kitchen bench will be just fine but make sure you keep it away from ripening bananas (they’ll make your mango over-ripen very quickly). Read on, or see our infographic below for a quick visual overview.
Stage 1 Calypso® Mango
Appearance: Greener skin but would still have a pink blush. If you see any freckles, they will be quite small
Squeeze test: Hard
Sniff Test: No mango aroma
Taste Test: Will have a green flavour
Stage 2 Calypso® Mango
Appearance: Pale yellow skin with a pink blush. When cut, the flesh will start to develop colour closest to the seed but remain paler near the skin
Squeeze test: Firm with a subtle give
Sniff Test: Mild mango aroma
Taste Test: Bland
Stage 3 Calypso® Mango
Appearance: Light golden yellow colour with freckles and when cut flesh will be golden and juicy
Squeeze test: Soft
Sniff Test: Strong Mango Aroma
Taste Test: Sweet
When your mango has wrinkly skin its past its prime!
On how to hedgehog your Calypso® Mango, see this quick video.
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