How Long Do Mangoes Last?

Mangoes are a very popular and lovable fruit. Almost everyone knows and loves them as they are sweet, full of flavor, and they are great for smoothies, snacks, and other dishes. 

Now you may have gotten some mangoes and you’re wondering how long you can have them for, well don’t bother worrying because we have all the information you need. 

It’s good to note that mangoes are tropical fruits and because of that they have something in common with other tropical fruits like papayas and avocados, so the same storage method applies to all of them. 

In order to store mangoes properly, you should ensure that they are in a good state, knowing the difference between ripe and unripe mangoes will be of great help. To endure that mango is ripe, you should check the feel, color, and smell. The feel of the mango should be soft but not too soft that it’s mushy, the color should be between yellow and orange, if the mango is green it could be a sign that it is unripe, and ripe mango should also have a fruity smell. 

So how long do mangoes last?

The time it takes for an unripe mango to ripen might range from a day to seven days. It is entirely dependent on the fruit. It will take much longer for one that is uniformly green and strong to the touch to mature than one that is already yellowish and somewhat squishy in some parts, unripe mangoes will last 1-7 days till they become ripe. Ripe mangoes last 5-8 days at room temperature, 7-14 days in the fridge, and 10-12 months in the freezer. While cut ones last 2-4 hours at room temperature, 4-7 days in the fridge, and 10-12 months in the freezer. As mangoes have no best before dates, the date of purchase should be used to measure the time. 

How do you know when mangoes go bad?

There are some remarkable signs of spoilt mangoes and they include:

  • The flesh is mushy. A ripe mango is slightly squishy to the touch, but not mushy. It’s generally advisable to toss yours if it’s gotten this far. If there are any major sunken areas, do the same thing.
  • If the liquid is oozing, that mango is no longer edible; discard it. 
  • On the skin, there will be large black spots. If the fruit begins to turn black, it is overripe and no longer edible. Please keep in mind that a few black spots here and there are quite acceptable.
  • Molds also indicate that they are rotten. 
  • Last but not least, toss out the fruit if you suspect that something is amiss with it, such as if it tastes or smells strange. Your senses are quite good at determining whether or not a piece of fruit is edible. Pay attention to them!

How long do mangoes last at room temperature?

Mangoes are easily perishable, hence they need to be removed from the kitchen counter if they are going to spend more than 10 days on it. If that’s the case then it’s better to keep them in the fridge or freezer, the longer the time demand the longer the storage, hence you should employ any storage method that suits your time demand.

Mangoes will last 4-8 days at room temperature if they’re whole, and if are cut, they will last 2-4 hours. 

How long do Mangoes last in the fridge?

Ripe mangoes last 7-14 days in the fridge if they’re whole, and if they’re cut they will last 4-7 days. You should store cut mangoes in an airtight container if you want them to last longer don the fridge, if you keep them behind their best before date, they can become slippery and slimy.  

To keep mangoes for a longer period,  they can be sliced into pieces and kept in the freezer. Mangoes are really good when frozen and it’s even cheaper to buy mangoes in stores when they are frozen.

Can you freeze mangoes?

You can definitely freeze mangoes, in fact, frozen mangoes are the best, you can make delicious healthy snacks, smoothies, and even vegan ice cream from them. Plus mangoes will still have a good texture after thawing. 

Freezing mangoes is very simple and easy, all you have to do is:

  1. Wash the mango, peel the skin and slice the flesh till the seed is the only thing remaining.
  2. Gather the sliced pieces and arrange them on a flat tray or baking sheet. You should ensure that they do not come in contact with one another. 
  3. After this place them in the freezer and leave them to freeze for 4 hours. They should be properly frozen by this time.
  4. Take them out of the freezer and transfer them into paper bags. Make sure you seal the bags properly and take out excess oxygen from them. It’s also good to label the date on your bags, this will help you remember the date. 

You can eat mangoes frozen, or you can leave them to thaw, they’ll be great whichever way.

How long does it take for mangoes to freeze?

Freezing mangoes is both quick and easy. It should take 2 hours for sliced mangoes to freeze properly. But if after 2 hours you’ve examined them and they aren’t properly frozen, you can leave them for extra 2 hours or better still overnight. To make sure that your mango has properly frozen, give it a squeeze, if it’s hard and solid then it is frozen.

How long do mangoes last in the freezer?

Mangoes will last for about 10-12 months in the freezer. They will maintain their freshness as long as they are stored continuously without any interruptions and the freezer bag isn’t damaged. If mangoes are properly stored, they can still be fresh even after a year, but it’s best to maintain this time estimation. 

How long do mangoes last in cold storage?

Ripe mangoes will last for 7-14 days in the fridge and 10-12 months in the freezer. While cut ones last 4-7 days in the fridge and 10-12 months in the freezer. 

Best storage method for mangoes?

It is better to store mangoes on the counter. But they can be kept in the fridge if they are needed for a long while, and they can be sliced up and stored in the freezer for up to a year. 

Simon
Simon

Writer at Foodexpired.com, love experiments and verifying facts.

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