Which Fruit is That? Eight Favourite Tropical Fruits

Mangoes. Photography by Dean Barnes
Mangoes. Photography by Dean Barnes


Kidney-shaped with orange flesh and varying shades of green, yellow, pink or red skin depending on variety, the mango is the most widely consumed fruit in the world. Green unripe mangoes are used to make chutney. Ripe fruit are best enjoyed out of hand or in a smoothie, tart or fruit salad. Squeeze a mango gently. If it gives to slight pressure, it’s ripe. Don’t judge ripeness by color alone.

Calories in Fruit

A 1-cup serving provides 100 calories. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, C and dietary fiber.

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.