Mangos originated in India over 4,000 years ago. Legend holds that the Buddha found tranquility in a mango grove, and the tree is considered sacred in its native land. Today, the fruit is grown in every country that falls within the temperate latitudes, in over 2,500 varieties and a range of shapes and colors. Here in the US, only California and Florida are warm enough year-round for commercial cultivation.
Mangos are the most widely eaten fruit in the world and are an important staple in tropical climates. Drying the fruit concentrates the mango's natural sweetness and vibrant flavor into an easy-to-eat, easy-to-store form.
How to store dried mangos
Once opened, dried mangos should be resealed tightly and stored in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
Tips for using dried mangos
Try dried mangos in a variety of recipes and desserts for a unique taste that’s sure to garner compliments. Our organic dried mangos have no added sugar, and they make a great snack any time of day.
To chop dried mangos, lightly wipe your knife blade with vegetable oil to help prevent the fruit from sticking to it — or snip them with kitchen shears.
Why choose organic dried mangos?
Choosing organic dried fruits is always a good idea; most conventional dried fruits are fumigated with synthetic chemicals to retard spoilage.
At Earthbound Farm, our mangos are grown and dried without toxic synthetic chemicals, using sustainable methods that protect the environment and help keep pesticides out of our soil, air, water and food supply. Organic food is the healthiest choice for people and the planet — and we think organic dried mangos taste better, too!