Kent Mangoes are one of the best kept secrets of the mango world. They are flavorful and relatively string-free.
Kent Mangoes are one of the best varieties available in the States. Known for their fiber-less meat, they are often misjudged as being green because they don't show as much color as other varieties when ripe.
Scientific Binomial Name: Mangifera indica
Often dead green on the outside, Kent mangoes will show some color when ripe. They are easily one of the most string-free, juicy and thin-seeded 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 medium to large in size - around 7-10 count per case 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 Kent Mangoes that over soft or have bruising.
The best Kent Mangoes are available around July.
Kent 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.
There is spotty availability of organic Kents, but they aren't impossible to find.
Buy mangoes up at low costs by the case and freeze what you don't eat immediately. Mangoes are perfect for the blender or juicer at a later date.
Kent Mango Tips & Trivia
- Kent Mangoes are among the best for using as a presentation because their fiber-less meat that can be easily crafted into exquisite designs.
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