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How To Peel And Cut A Mango Properly

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Peel And Cut A Mango Properly

When you first look at a mango, it seems pretty simple to peel and cut it, just like any other fruit or vegetable. But actually doing that often leaves you with a juicy, slippery mess. The big pit inside the mango is a big challenge, as you have to imagine its position, and cut out the flesh from around it. Here at, we are going to tell you how to peel and cut a mango properly.

Steps to follow:


A Mango has a flat oblong pit in its center. You need to cut the fruit along its sides, with an aim to separate the pit from the flesh. To do that, hold the mango on a cutting board with one hand, letting it stand on one end, with the stem side down. By doing this, you will be able to imagine the position and alignment of the pit inside the mango.


Hold a sharp knife in another hand, and cut from top to down, around ¼ inch from the center. Now repeat on the other side, after which, you will have three pieces of the mango, a middle section with the pit, and two halves.


Hold a mango half in your hand, and use a paring knife to make crosswise and lengthwise cuts inside the flesh. Do this with gently, as you do not want to cut through its peel.


Push the back side of the half, so that the cuts you have made into the flesh come sticking out like a hedgehog. You may serve the mango as it is, or cut the segments from the peel.

How To Peel And Cut A Mango Properly - Step 4

Now take the piece with the pit inside, lay it flat on a cutting board, and cut out the pit with a paring knife. Now, you will be able to extract any mango flesh sticking to the mango stone.


If you find this process too complicated and messy, there are mango splitters available in the market, which are specifically designed to separate the pit from the flesh, so that the mango is ready to eat.

If you found this guide useful then maybe you would also like to know the best way to cut a pineapple.

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