How to peel a mango with a pint glass

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I can't work out if this is silly or actually quite a handy tip. As it happens, I have a mango sitting in the kitchen (destined to be mixed with rhubarb which is, apparently, a magic combination). So, I'll have to hunt out a beer glass...
 

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I think it could be quite useful. I don't have a suitable glass I don't think... I too shall have to have a look, but I think it is one of those things that could easily be very, very handy and easy if you get the hang of it. It is rather like using a teaspoon for a kiwi fruit and treating it as though it is a hard boiled egg (at which point you are going to tell me you have no idea on what I am going on about)!
 

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I think it could be quite useful. I don't have a suitable glass I don't think... I too shall have to have a look, but I think it is one of those things that could easily be very, very handy and easy if you get the hang of it. It is rather like using a teaspoon for a kiwi fruit and treating it as though it is a hard boiled egg (at which point you are going to tell me you have no idea on what I am going on about)!
On the contrary, I know exactly what you mean!
 

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On the contrary, I know exactly what you mean!
good, at least one other person knows that trick. you should see the stares I get when I do that in public to a kiwi fruit! People look at me like I should be locked up and taken away in a white jacket!
 

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I thought eating a kiwi with a teaspoon was the only way to do it until I was, I dunno, about 25! It was just how my mum had always given me kiwi. You get more flesh off it than if you peel it with a knife, I find.

I want to try this trick now, will have to pick up a mango when I go shopping. I will report back - has anyone else tried it yet?
 

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I want to try this also, now I will have to go to the store to get a few mangos for the family so we can try this way to peel the fruit. We maybe eating more mango now that we no how to peel it easier.
 

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Well it works quite well! The glass I had was not really a beer glass, more a large tumbler, so the rim was rather thick. Would probably work better with thinner glass.
 

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Me and my mom tried this recently as I was making a mango float (it's a refrigerator cake). She said she saw it online and wanted to try it out. She didn't use a pint glass, though. Just a regular small glass but the results were pretty much the same and she got the mango off easily! Try it out with different types of glasses, I find they work just as well as with the pint glass shown on the video.
 

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I never peel mangoes before eating. I like eating mangoes plus their peel. I understand that the peel is of nutritional value. That is why I do not peel them.
 

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I never peel mangoes before eating. I like eating mangoes plus their peel. I understand that the peel is of nutritional value. That is why I do not peel them.
That's interesting. I never thought of eating the skin. I will try it. I'm sure its true that the skins of most fruits contain a lot of nutrition. Bet no-one's tried eating pineapple skin, though!
 

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I'm definitely going to try this. I cut up two mangos last week for a mango cucumber salad and I used the old crosshatch method. This looks way easier and less wasteful. I was planning on buying two more mangos tomorrow so I'll be giving this method a shot then.
 
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