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Tips To Identify Rotten Mango

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Mangoes are loved worldwide for being juicy, sweet, and delicate-skinned; however, these very properties make these fruits prone to rotting easily. Since, they are highly seasonal fruits and everyone loves to use it in myriad ways of cooking, make use of these tips to identify rotten mango, so that you are able to eat only the choicest fruit.


 


 


Skin Deep


 


Mangoes start rotting right from the outside. If you check the mango skin for any kind of spots or lesions, you will find that a rotting mango shows brownish-black or black spots.


 


Check the flesh


 


Cut the mango into half. Check its flesh. If you find it to be translucent or dark colored, the fruit is rotten.


 


Check the smell


 


A ripe and fresh mango has a noticeably good smell. If a mango is overripe, it will give out a funny smell, like that of plastic or cleaning fluid. Moreover, mangoes contain a very high sugar content, as already mentioned. Therefore, when it starts to rot, it tends to ferment and, therefore, gives out a scent like that of alcohol, another sure shot sign to ascertain whether fruit has rotten or not.


 


Check the non-stem part


 


Mangoes generally start rotting from the non-stem portion. Therefore, start checking the non-stem area of the fruit for any signs of rot. Check the seed or pit properly for any type of spots, which are a good sign of rot.


 


Check the structure


 


Hold the mango in your hand and check whether it is solid or really hard. In case the mango is really hard or extremely soft, it is rotten and, thus, should be discarded.


 As is wont, make sure that you are able to identify rotten mango so that you do not end up eating bad fruit.


 


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