6 tips to check if mango is ripened with chemicals

as the demand for mangoes increases, sellers often inject the raw fruit with calcium carbide, which releases acetylene gas after it comes into contact with moisture.

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Submerge the mangoes in water before consumption. Mangoes that sink in water are naturally ripe, those that float on top are ripened with chemicals.

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Try smell the stem of the mango, if it smells fruity and sweet, there's a good chance it's ripe. If it smells sour or alcoholic, it's most likely spoiled.

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You can also touch the mangoes to check if they are naturally ripe. The mango is considered ripe when it becomes soft, but if you feel the mango hard in some places, then it may be that the mango is not ripe properly and it is being sold after injecting it with chemicals.

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Check for spots. Naturally ripened mangoes have brown spots, while the ones ripened with chemicals will have blue or white spots.

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Check the colour of the mangoes. Artificially ripened mangoes will have green spots on it and one can identify them.

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Check the size of the mangoes. Chemically ripened mangoes are small in size and are likely to be found dripping juice.

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