Keitt Mango - when you can find it - can be one of the most impressive mango varieties you'll ever see.
Keitt Mangoes - along with the Kents, are one of the best varieties available in the States. Unfortunately it's also one of the least known. This mango can grow to a stunning size close to that of a football!
Scientific Binomial Name: Mangifera indica
Generally dead green on the outside, Keitt mangoes are easily one of the most fiber-less, juicy, thin-seeded, and largest mangoes available.
Great as a center piece when the halves are cut in a criss-cross pattern and inverted.
Close your eyes and choose Mangoes by their give to gentle pressure not their color. Look for them to be of large size say 4 - 8 counts for Keitt's or 7-10 counts for Kent's.
If not fully ripe, allow mangoes to ripen at room temperature in a paper bag. Once ripe, mangoes can be stored in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Avoid Keitt Mangoes that over soft or have bruising.
The best Kent's around July and the best Keitt Mangoes in late August - September.
Keitt Mango Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 156g
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Mangoes are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.
They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin B6,
and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Keitt Mangoes have some organic availability.Some fantastic organic Keitt's are available out of California.
Buy Keitt's up at low costs by the case and freeze what you don't eat because these are perfect for the blender or juicer at a later date.
Keitt Mango Tips & Trivia
- Keitt and Kent mangoes are among the best for using as a presentation piece because of their size and their fiber-less meat that can be easily crafted into exquisite designs.
How to Cut a Mango
If you've ever wondered how to cut a mango, look no further! This video explains how to cut a mango so you can do it perfectly every time.