Sunday, February 13, 2011

Green Mango Eaters~

So all the locals -- Kenyans and Sudanese, I mean -- have been chomping away at the multitude of unripe mangoes popping up on trees. I wondered about these Green Mango Eaters, something had to be off in their heads to eat unripe fruit. In the States, unripe mangoes taste like flavorless, stringy blah.  I mean... come on! Why would you willingly eat that? If I eat a mango at all, I want it ripe.

But these guys kept insisting that green mangoes were good, so I thought I’d give it a go -- African Style. They eat them skin and all, like apples, so I decide to as well.

Sinking my teeth through the tender skin, I crunched away on all the crisp, semi-tart mango-ness. It was good. No. It was excellent! I’m happy to report, I’m now a green mango eater too!