How to Easily Peel Mangoes or Kiwi With a Drinking Glass

Technique 1: Using a pint glass to peel a mango

Peeling a mango with a pint glass is probably the easiest and fastest way to do it. You’ll be AMAZED at how easily the peel is separated from the flesh of the mango!

The one downside to it is that it’s not a “clean” cut, meaning it will be a little mushy and stringy along where it was attached to the peel. This is fine if you are using it for smoothies or don’t care about how it looks, but it is a little less “pretty” than other ways of cutting a mango.

Step 1: Cut the sides (“cheeks”) of the mango off

Using a sharp chef’s knife, stand the mango upright and slice the wider sides of the mango off. Mangos have a large, flat pit on the inside, so try and avoid it. If you feel like the knife is slicing into the pit and meeting some resistance, simply move it out a bit.

Step 2: Use a pint glass to peel the mango halves

Align the bottom of one of the cheeks of mango right on the rim of the pint glass. Slide it down, and allow the mango to fall into the glass.

Fact: if you use a superhero pint glass to do this, you, too, will feel like a superhero while peeling the mango.

You’ll be left with a peel separated from the mango cheek!

Step 3: dice the mango

Lay the mango piece on a cutting board and dice it, cutting first in one direction and then the other.

See what I mean by the mango being a bit mushier? Don’t worry, it’s still delicious!

All done! Now onto the next technique…

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Peeling using a glass

However, it is not an effective method as the previous one but you can use it. Follow the given steps to peel a mango using a glass:

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  1. Use one hand to make the mango stand on its end with the stem facing up. 
  2. Using your other hand, take a sharp knife and slice down on one side of the pit, slightly off the center. 
  3. Repeat it on the other side of the pit as well. 
  4. Now you will have 3 pieces of the mango, two halves and the middle part with the pit. Place one mango on top of the drinking glass which has a thin rim and then slide the mango down against the rim of the glass using it to separate the mango flesh from the glass. 
  5. Remove the mango from the glass and repeat the same process with all the other pieces. 
  6. By using a paring knife, cut the pit out of the middle piece and slice off any of the extra scraps so that they don’t go waste.

Nutritional Value of Mango Peels

A mango peel contains many of the same nutrients as the flesh and some of them are in even higher quantities than the main “meat” of the fruit. Why then, would you bother eating the peel instead of a few extra mango slices to make up the difference? Sugar.

A mango has around 24 grams (g) of sugar and 28g of carbs, almost all of which come from the flesh itself. Going for the skin lets you get all of the lovely nutrients and avoid much of the carbs and sugar that would otherwise bog down your diet. But that’s what a mango peel doesn’t contain. Here’s what it does contain:

  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A s an important nutrient for anyone who wants strong eyes and a healthy immune system.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps in wound repair, the absorption of iron, and the growth and restoration of skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is antioxidant-rich, meaning it’s able to sweep up any free radicals bouncing about before they can cause too much trouble.
  • Fiber: Fiber is a big consideration when it comes to mango peels. Like with most fruit, the fiber content found in the rougher skin dwarfs any found in the flesh by a significant margin. Mango peels can add much needed mobility to your digestive system and help keep bowel movements comfortable and regular.
  • Phytonutrients: A fruit’s peel is filled with special nutrients that are meant to protect against insects, fungi, and other annoyances that could threaten the plant. Although many of these phytonutrients are not used by the human body directly, they do have antioxidant properties that can help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of cancer. Of specific note is a phytonutrient called mangiferin, which is highly available in the peel but only has trace amounts in the flesh of the fruit. Mangiferin is known to be a powerful antioxidant capable of easing inflammation and protect against UV-damage and skin cancer.

Peel soft mango this is how to do it stress-free

Once the mango is soft, the fruit tastes better, but it is also harder to peel. One option that sounds strange at first, but works quite well with a little practice, is to peel the vitamin-rich mango using a glass.

  • Cut the mango into three parts beforehand. The jar should be big enough to fit a mango piece comfortably.
  • Push the mango with the peel carefully between the rim of the glass. Then slowly push the fruit down so that the peel ends up outside the glass and the flesh in the glass.
  • By the way: You can tell that the mango is already ripe and therefore soft by the fact that the fruit gives way when you press on it lightly.

How to Cut a Mango (two easy ways!)

A step-by-step tutorial for how to peel a mango and how to cut a mango into cubes using two easy techniques- use the cut mango in salsa, salads, and more!

5 from 35 votes

Print Pin RateCourse: Fruit

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 servingsCalories: 50kcalAuthor: Elizabeth Lindemann

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