It is best advised to buy and eat mangoes only during the season. In today`s world of internet for anything and everything, anything can be ordered and procured from anywhere in the world. Thus, it is now possible to procure fruits like mangoes, jackfruits, and watermelons even during the non-season periods.
However, we may not even be able to imagine what chemicals are rubbed/applied on these fruits to preserve them and prevent them from rotting. So, it is better to adopt the habit of buying and taking fruits as they are available in the proper seasons.
In this aspect, as for mangoes, the best annual season for buying and taking id from May to July every year.
If experienced enough, it is easier to detect whether the fruits are really ripe or made to look like ripe by squeezing them to find how semi-liquid in nature inside and also be noting the constrictions on the fruit skin.
In case the out skins are constricted and black spots are seen on the skin, the fruits are ready to eat. If kept any longer, the fruits will tend to rot.
Whether the mangoes bought are ripe or not, it is better to keep them in water as soon as brought to the home and then wash them and then eat. This tip is just to ensure that the fruits are cleaned properly as it is gathered that wax is being applied and coated on the skin of the mangoes to make them attractive and to increase the sales. Once these mangoes are immersed in water, the chemical applied to the skin will be dissolved in the water and the fruits will be clean.
In case you want to buy mangoes, it is better to buy them when they are still unripe, take them home. Keep for some time to ripe and then eat.
Meanwhile, the housewives have been adopting the age-old techniques of keeping the mangoes in hay or in rice in order to ripen them. These are ideal methods.
In case the outer skin of the mango appears soft and bright, there are chances that the fruit might have been ripened artificially.