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NOT JUST SKIN DEEP: It is likely that the mango skin also has an ingredient which lowers cholesterol levels MY FATHER was fond of mangoes. During the summer season, he would polish off two mangoes at each meal time

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Lynell Palmer (0)
Monday December 18, 2006, 4:34 pm
Mango skin tastes horrible. Is there a recipy or some form of fixing it to make it edible? To me eating mango skin is just like trying to eat the banana peel. Yuk! LP

Past Member (0)
Monday December 18, 2006, 6:40 pm
BEWARE: there is a toxin in mango skin that some people have an anaphalactic allergy to! it is the same toxin that is in poison (oak or ivy...can't remember which). i have a friend that almost suffocated and broke out in hives from just scraping the skin with her teeth.....

Gabriella T (35)
Monday December 18, 2006, 8:13 pm
Mango skin tastes FABULOUS!!!!

MsR S (189)
Monday December 18, 2006, 9:24 pm
I'm from Brasil & always ate a piece of the mango skin, as my Mom would teach us that it helped digest the fruit.
Anaphylactic shock can happen w/ anything we're allergic to- I knew of a boy who ended up in the hospital for eating an unpealed apple. I peal apples, too - can't stand the texture.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 19, 2006, 12:13 am
ok...this is the link to the allergy info...apparently it's the toxin urushiol...the same that is in pioson oak AND poison ivy...and as you pointed out, very few have reactions...but those that do would wish desperately to have eaten something if you do have a reaction to poison oak or do a test on mango skin first before eating it...and blistering your asophagus instead of just a piece of skin on your leg! amy

Joan Mclaughlin (133)
Tuesday December 19, 2006, 1:35 pm
I am with Lynell.Does anyone have any recipes or know of other ways to use the Skin?Or will heat have adverse reactions to the skins?

Gary Werts (0)
Tuesday December 19, 2006, 10:32 pm
Get it in a bottle in the form of a juice at

Rajan Sujan (940)
Tuesday December 19, 2006, 10:41 pm
Mango skin is edible, and tasty. The skin may be treated, coated with other edibles, and naturally dried (outdoors) in the Sun, for a few days.
It is readilly available in India, and is named "AAMPAPAD". It is available and packed as slices!! It is NOT expensive to buy. It also has a long storage life.

Eunisha Emerson (10)
Friday December 22, 2006, 6:24 pm
weeeeeellllllll.... I was finally doing something right! When I lived in Mexico I used to eat the Mango's skin....but North American produce SCARES ME!!!!! Too many chemicals (EWWWW!)
For those who do not like mango skin...try the smaller yellow-orange mangos. the skin is actually quite tasty and much thinner than the largemore reddish mangos.

Lil Judd (70)
Saturday December 23, 2006, 6:33 pm
I actually prefer to be able to PEEL any fruit as I hope I'll end up with less toxins in my body from sprays. I don't trust them not to have been sprayed.

Carol W (119)
Sunday December 24, 2006, 7:32 am
I'm with you on that perspective Lil Judd. Some skins I scrub with a soft brush and allow the faucet to run out over it while I scrub for a minute. Others (potatoes) seem more poreous so I peel most of it. I too worry about the chemicals. I read somewhere that a mixture of peroxide and bleach is a safe way to eliminate all stuff? I just wash real well everything; carrotts, lettuce, apples, even the potatoes I peel. ha

Georges G (1)
Sunday December 24, 2006, 12:40 pm
IT CAN BE LIKE POISON IVY ALSO..***warned*** be careful!!!! I have brokenout in hives from eating them...:( sad ..I used to not be alergic!!!

Kent Mullin (2)
Tuesday December 26, 2006, 10:33 pm
Gary- Mango and mangosteen are two different fruits.

The skin from the large "grafted" mango (the reddish, orangish, greenish thing the size of a fist) is very bitter and can be lip numbing and a quantity can give you indigestion. Not so for the small yellow (hairy) mango. The hairs in the pulp will get caught in your teeth but the flavour is great and the skin is tasty. Maybe drying the skin of the big one will work as Rajan has suggested.... think I'll try it. K.

Ali Hirst (286)
Tuesday December 26, 2006, 10:48 pm
Not so sure the Queenslands Bowen Mango skin is edible...for one they use sprays on them, and for two they are yuk..

Diane Robb (1)
Thursday December 28, 2006, 2:21 pm
OK, this is just wrong...I want to eat something that tastes good! AND I don't want to even find out if I'm allergic! There are plenty of good things in Whole Food Liquid Vitamins!!!

Lady Stardust

Beryl T. (0)
Saturday January 3, 2009, 4:20 pm
I saw on TV - Maggie and the Chef - where Simon dried the mango skins with salt - Maggie totally enjoyed them, and said she would never throw another mango skin away - so have been trying to get the recipe to try - any ideas.

Ipa S. (0)
Thursday February 26, 2009, 3:31 pm
I grew up in Panama eating barely ripe mangoes with their skin all day long. When they are at this stage of ripeness the skin is very tasty, but when they are very ripe to the point of being drippingly juicy they get stringy and the skins texture is an unpleasant contrast in texture. Now, living in the states I cannot eat them with out the skin. I am accustomed to it and like it very much. I am not allergic to them at all. My one question is, how harmful is the skin and are there varieties that are healthier than others?

Tom S. (0)
Monday March 1, 2010, 1:12 pm
I know that i'm allergic to poison ivy AND poison oak, but i tried mango skin twice, and nothing happened..

Deshra D. (0)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 5:56 pm
Unfortunately for some (like myself) we are already allergic to the Oleoresin, Urushiol which is what causes some to break out with mild to severe dermatitis. However those who have no reaction may develop one over time. The main rule to remember with urushiol is that the more you come in contact with it, the more likely you will begin to develop symptoms Im posting a link that can help, Oddly enough, pistachios and Cashews are members of the same family as Poisons Ivy, Oak, and Sumac.

Annie Z. (0)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 6:58 pm
My friend once gave me an slice of mango(with skin) and i absolutely LOVED it. the skin is good for you and it is kinda chewy. the mango was the large, red/orange ones. THEY ARE FABULOUS. I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO IS A FAN OF MANGOES TO TRY IT. believe me, i just bought a sack of them today.

Rubi Andriani (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 9:32 pm
Mango skin is tasty and healthy. In my town, mango's made juice for treatment. It's able to treat various of cancer.
More info: Herbal Treatment
Or you can contact me in IM: rarelh

Gregor B. (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 9:27 am
I just cut the mango up, throw out the pit, and add pineapple, banana, ginger, peaches, and apple all in my blender with either some water or vanilla soymilk & agave syrup for a pleasant healthy smoothie! Also if you need help with digestion, try Nutiva Hemp Seed Protein powder +Fiber, a tablespoon or two is good in a smoothie, also you can add chia seeds for some added health benefits! Sometimes I add cacao beans as well, which are FULL of vitamins, antioxidants, and they're very good as a positive mood enhancer! Give it a try! :)

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 11, 2014, 10:26 am
Will try it-thanks
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