Well Peach, you don’t have to move off the shelf, just slide on over and make room for some Mangos!
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Mango HomeTown Tour, sponsored by the National Mango Board and Harris Teeter, and hosted at Fran’s Filling Station in Charlotte.
We were treated to a delightful 3 course lunch with every course featuring Mangos! I have to be honest here…when I see Mangos in the grocery store, I walk by them. I don’t know when they are ripe. I don’t know how to peel them. They look funny. I don’t know how to use them…at all.
But after attending the Mango HomeTown Tour, I found out:
How to Judge the ripeness of a Mango
About the different varieties
How to cut a Mango
You can learn all these things too by heading over to www.Mango.org!
Our lunch started off with with a Mango Tea which everyone seemed to love.
The first course was Country Ham, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Salad with Mango three ways.
The second course was Crab Cakes with Spicy Avocado “Remoulade” and Cucumber-Mango Relish. I could have just sat down with a bowl of the Cucumber-Mango Relish…SERIOUSLY.
(Sorry..no picture..I ate it too fast!)
The third course was Mango and Rhubarb Crumble with Ice Cream. Can you say…heaven?
Chef Fran Scibelli and her crew at Fran’s Filling Station did an excellent job or plating the food, it looked GORGEOUS, as well as making it taste absolutely fantastic. I never would have tried these dishes by myself an am glad she introduced me to them! I am definitely going to have to visit to Fran’s Filling Station again to see what other kind of magic she can create!
More about Mangos!
So after the Mango HomeTown Tour, you are going to bet I will now be buying Mangos in the store. They are delicious and nutritious.
Did you know:
- Mangos are an excellent source of vitamins C and A, both important antioxidant nutrients. Vitamin C promotes healthy immune function and collagen formation. Vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth.
- Mangos are a good source of dietary fiber. Diets low in fat and high in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may be associated with a reduced risk of some types of cancer.
- Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals.
And if you are thinking you can’t cut a Mango, or you may not know when it is ripe, you can learn everything there is to learn about Mangos from www.Mango.org.
On Mango.org you can find:
How to Cut a Mango
The Different Varieties of Mangos
Plus, they have a Kids page and lessons for Kids for teachers!
So step out of your fruit box the next time you are at a grocery store and pick up a Mango or two…your taste buds will love you for it!