This fruit is freshest during the fall months. Learn how to pick, store and use mangoes:
Select mangoes that smell sweet at the stem end.
Ripen mangoes at room temperature. A ripe mango's skin should yield slightly when pressed.
Store ripe mangoes in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Use firm or underripe mangoes, which are tart and crisp, in salads or stir-fries. Use ripe mangoes, which are softer and sweet, for baking.