The shelf life of mangoes are not very long. My favorite way to make them last longer is to dehydrate them into yummy snacks! Dried mango lasts a long time and is super yummy and nutritious!
Fresh mangoes are super yummy! However, they are hard to keep fresh if you have more than a few at a time. I like to dehydrate mango into super yummy, and long lived snacks!
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We recently came upon MANY mangoes. So many, that they were going bad faster than we could eat them.
I decided to whip out the dehydrator and make some dried mangoes!
How To Make Dehydrated Mango
- Peel the mango. I like to slice the mango into quarters and peel the outside off that way. I find it super easy!
- Slice the mango into 1/4 inch thick slices. It will be super slippery so make sure to take care when using the knife.
- Lay the sliced mango into the dehydrator trays. I like to keep the smaller end pieces on a separate tray from the thicker middle pieces. They tend to dry at different rates.
- Once you have the trays filled, set the dehydrator to 105-135 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-24 hours. The time depends on your climate and the specific dehydrator you are using. We have a drier climate here being in the Mojave Desert so ours leans more towards the 12 hour time frame.
- After about hour 8, I like to periodically check the mango slices to make sure they are not becoming over-dry. Dried mango will have a slight bend to it but little moisture.
- Once your dried mango is done, store it in an air-tight container to keep moisture out.
- Some people add a little bit of powdered sugar (or icing sugar) to the container to keep the moisture off the mangoes.
They are super yummy, travel well, and last a long while. I hope you enjoy!
- Peel mangoes.
- Slice mangoes (I slice about 1/4 inch thick).
- Lay mango slices on dehydrator trays. Do not overlap.
- Set dehydrator for 105-135 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-24 hours.
- Check periodically. Once the mango slices are dried, place in air tight container.