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How can someone in the States make mango their primary staple?

      Outside of the substantial price, my experience with mangoes in North America is that the majority of mangoes I buy year-round are horrible, disappointing quality.  The little yellow ones are lovely in the spring time though.  I'm just confused about how people like Meaghan Elizabeth live on them as their staple food.  Yes, I know to let them ripen.... Anyone else wonder this?  thanks

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yeah, there's a small commercial mango market in south florida, but other than that it would be pretty tough.

often the imported mangoes are very poor quality in my experience.

Last summer I was able to do mangoes and water melons as my staples. I got them from a price-rite grocery store 69-79cents on average, at times they went down to 50cents each. They were comin' in pretty good for the most part. It worked out well . You just gotta get a good hookup. 

 I live in California and I have found the champagne mangos (the little ones) are SO much better too. I buy the other bigger ones because those are the kind usually in my local grocery store, but I am constantly disappointed with them. I eat a good amount of mangos, but I wouldn't call it one of my staples. If you can't make it a staple, no worries! Make something else your staple! Maybe bananas? They're normally pretty cheap and you don't necessarily need to buy organic if you can't afford it because of the thick skin.  Hope that helps! :)


Ataulfos are more expensive here in Louisiana than Texas. Seen some for 70 cents a piece but the best ones I find are 12 for about $13-15 at an Asian Grocery store. John Kohler recently had a video about a place in south Florida that has the best mangoes, around 50 different varieties of them at that. Those are the only mangoes that actually get good in my opinion when it comes to store bought. The green and red ones, Tommy I believe is the cultivar, usually suck. Wish we could see more mango variety.

How many calories has one mangoe ?

It depends on the size, but around 200 calories.

because i like megan can get 4 magoes for 99c at great quality in Phoenix

Damn, here in brazil they are currently about $1 each (R$4/kg) although they were about 50 cents each in the summer.

They grow here in Southwest Florida, but they're not quite in season yet.  The grocery stores sell the little yellow ones for usually a dollar each.  Florida is so freakin expensive.  You can buy a case of them at Sam's Club for about $8.  We sometimes treat ourselves and buy good ripe ones from the flea market.  Unfortunately, we can't make them a staple because we can't afford them, though we're going to forage them from local trees once they're ready.


can't wait to go here! gonna be traveling down to south florida next week :)

Yellow ones are a staple for me in the spring. :) Year round it changes, eat with the seasons. :)

ataulfos for 3/$1? id be buying them all the time!



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