How to pick a ripe mango
Soft - but not too soft
Softness is the best indicator of ripeness. Select a mango that gives a little when you squeeze gently. If you want the mango to last more than 2 days, select a slightly firmer fruit. If it feels mushy it’s probably overripe
Smells like a mango
The stronger the aroma of a mango, the stronger the flavour will be. Select fruit that has a distinctive mango aroma.
Not too green
The green colour of the skin changes to yellow as the mango softens. When the mango is nearly ripe, most of the skin is yellow or yellow-pink. A little green remaining is OK.