Mango is one of the most useful fruits in the world, which is remarkable because after drying it retains all the beneficial substances. Dishes from dried fruits have a delicate aroma, pleasant taste and high caloric content, therefore they are excellent for a nutritious snack.
Mango Drying SpecificRipe mango
First you need to buy fresh fruit. A ripe fruit can be both yellow and green. It is better to pay attention to other characteristics.
- Smell it. The mature specimen has a rich aroma, and the unripe fruits are almost odorless.
- Lightly press. Unripe fruit is completely solid, but ripe - elastic.
- Consider the form. It is better to buy a smooth round fruit, the skin is smooth and without damage.
When the drying time is right, we prepare the fruits for it correctly. First, clean and remove the bone. Then - we cut the flesh into thin strips. To dry the mango, sugar is not necessary - the fruit will remain tasty without it. However, if you like sweeter - soak the resulting pieces in sugar syrup.
Mango drying in the ovenMango and other fruits on the oven tray
The easiest and most affordable way for any hostess. We take slices, put them on a baking sheet covered with parchment, and send them to the oven at a temperature of 50 degrees. Due to the heat, the moisture will begin to evaporate. Ready fruit reached in about 5 hours. It is important - be sure to periodically open the oven, stir and turn the slices. Be sure to follow the readiness - it is worth a little gape, and the fruit will turn into fruit embers. Also, the oven is very often used for drying lemons and quince.
How to dry a mango in an electric drierElectrodryer VOLTERA 1000 lux is ideal for the manufacture of dried fruit
VOLTERA 1000 Lux dryer is an excellent purchase. Electricity consumes little, takes up little space. We spread the slices in special pallets and set the time and mode.
The average value for mango is 4 hours at 60 degrees. We recommend to look into the manual for your model - the exact numbers should be indicated there.
Such a device is ideal for making a variety of homemade dried fruits such as plums, apples and many others.
Sun dryingDried mango
Outdoors, fruits and vegetables were dried by our mothers and grandmothers, although these were more familiar - onions and mushrooms. The process is extremely simple. We take slices up to 5 millimeters thick, then we string them on a thick cotton thread. There should be a small gap between the slices. Now we take all this and hang it in a well-ventilated place under the sunlight. Drying will take four days, at night it is better to carry mango into the house. It may take more time - it all depends on the weather.
Ecology is of great importance - it is not recommended to dry fruits on the balcony in an industrial area, they will absorb harmful substances. If you dry indoors, air it regularly, and move the pieces of fruit along a thread so that they dry evenly. It is best to engage in drying in the summer at a country site. And one more thing - be prepared for the attack of flies, wasps and ants attracted by the sweet aroma of mango.
Drying on the windowsill without sugarMango cubes dried on the windowsill
Another simple method of drying without sugar. First we cover the window sill with parchment. Then put the same pieces of fruit on it - the average thickness. Top cover with another layer of parchment. The method requires a lot of time - the mango dries up to five days as well as tangerines and dried pomegranate peels.
Dried mango over the stove
Due to weather conditions you can not dry the fruit outdoors, and electric dryers are not at hand? Then you can use a gas stove. String slices on a thick thread, then hang them over the stove and turn on the gas. Ready dried fruits are obtained quickly - 4 hours is enough for complete drying. Readiness is easy to determine - mango, after drying, bends well and does not produce juice. Peaches and pineapples can also be dried over the stove.
Cooking dried mangoDried mango
There is another way of harvesting fruits for the winter - they can be worn out. Cut off the peel, cut into slices. Then put in a deep bowl and sprinkle with sugar on top. We put the pot in the fridge for the night, the fruit should put juice. From it, prepare the syrup and heat it on the fire. Put the fruit slices there and heat to a boil. Now the container can be removed from the fire. Give the fruit a little brew and lay out the banks. In dried fruits, all the vitamins are preserved, eating them is no less useful than fresh ones. The drying method is suitable for most fruits, vegetables and berries and is easy to use.
Air temperature is less than 23 degrees. Dried fruits are best decomposed into plastic containers.
Dried fruits have a positive effect on the nervous system, are useful for heart diseases, help normalize blood pressure. Dried mango is a great addition to your breakfast.