By Shraddha Parakh
Mango season is here, but it’s unfortunate that some marketers use chemical ripening agents to supply the market. Mangoes are injected with calcium carbide, which, when in contact with moisture, releases acetylene gas. Mangoes can ripen quickly in this way, but eating them can cause digestive problems, skin irritation, and respiratory issues.
However, there are steps you can take to make sure the mangoes you buy are natural and good to eat.
How to spot mangoes contaminated by chemicals?
Locally produced mangoes are more likely to be fresh and naturally ripened. Try to buy mangoes from a neighborhood farmer’s market or a reputable supermarket that buys its produce locally. Mangoes that are in season are more likely to have a better flavor and be naturally ripened.
If you buy mangoes from a farmer’s market or a local vendor, inquire about the mangoes and how they were grown and ripened. A knowledgeable vendor can give you useful information and aid in your decision-making.
By following these tips, you can increase your chances of buying the best mangoes this season and enjoying their delicious flavor and nutritional benefits.