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Mango season!
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I love fruits, but I’m not always lucky when I buy them in the supermarket.
Especially mangoes. I used to buy them because they look gorgeous and yellow. But they don’t always turn out as expected and go to waste.
Turns out our cook Lydia used to be a mango vendor in the market. She said people in general don’t want to buy green mangoes, so they have this method to make them turn yellow fast, in order to sell them. The yellow mangoes are a disappointment because they’re not sweet.
My friend Lorraine sells mangoes from Zambales. They come in a box of 16 and you can pick them up in the San Juan area for Php 550/box. The same product sells at S&R for Php 700+.

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You have to wait for the green mangoes to ripen and soften before you put them in the chiller.
So instead of drinking Coke on these hot summer days, I have a mango for breakfast and merienda. It keeps me from eating chips and soda. Plus my kids love them!

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Leamay

hi miss C, we have plenty of mangga here, they are sweet and hinog sa puno. I will send you some from Ilocos Norte for free, if u want

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CVS Reply:

ay no need. i have lots pa 🙂

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Guester

This is probably technical. This is probably deja vu. But isn’t this an old post?

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CVS Reply:

it’s a repost 🙂

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Nikki

without a doubt the best mangoes I’ve tasted!

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Ging

I miss our mangoes tuloy. Walang kwenta mangoes dito sa America.

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Anonymous

Kalburo {calcium carbide} is the term for the chemical used while kinalburo refers to the process itself. More often than not mangoes na kinalburo are the ones that are available during off season. Mangoes love the sun and hate the rain.

Careful with eating too many mangoes, it can be quite fattening. Lesson learned by a child who spent her summers eating mangoes from her grandmother’s mango farm 😀

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They really love dried mangoes in Tokyo. They ask me why we don’t have it as a regular snack in Manila. I tell them it’s because we get the fresh ones.

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delicious looking mangoes! i’m drooling over here.

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Anonymous

Miss C, have you tried mangoes from Guimaras? Give it a try because they are considered to be the best ones in the country.

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CVS Reply:

yes i have!

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gorgeous mangoes! one of the few fruits i eat. hehehe. ms. cecile, masarap din po ung mangoes from guimaras. kaso mejo malayo dyan. one ferry ride lang from bacolod where im from. 🙂 tc.

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I love mangoes too. 🙂 But as a kid, I was warned from eating too many mangoes because of bungang araw (prickly heat) and because I had asthma. The mango flesh is fibrous, if you’ve noticed, and if I eat one too many, it makes my throat scratchywhich then segues into a hacking fit, tapos hika.

Here in HK, I’ve learned that mangoes have too much “heat” so it’s not advisable to eat it too much. 🙂

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My all-time fav! I can eat mangoes every damn day!

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I got these tips from my late dad. Hope this helps. They have to be blemish free. Dark spots occur sometimes due to bad handling, hence bruising the flesh inside. And it also means they were force ripened using this process called kalburo. Pick up the fruit and gently (as in GENTLY) press the fruit all over. It has to be firm, no soft spots Pick it up and smell the fruit. It has to be fragrant. This will also determine the ripeness of the fruit. If the aroma of the fruit borders on the heady and it smells too… Read more »

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Sa palengke naman ng Alabang 55/kg ang bili ko. Malalaki and super tamis. These mangoes look special though, pang-export, walang mga blemishes.

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I buy mangoes on the road. There are vendors selling them on carts on the way home. We never had street vendors when I lived in Ortigas Center, so this is all new to the kids. The mangoes are super sweet. 25/kg lang! hehehe. And ang dami nila ha. Seriously, di na kailangan magpunta ng divisoria for cheap fruits.

But then, hindi lahat nga sweet. So it’s a hit or miss. So far, we’ve been lucky.

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I miss those kind of mangoes. Mangoes in America are just not the same.

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