Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Ms. Sarah Kazira
Mango season has just begun all over Malawi and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My community was blessed with a lot of mango trees, all shapes and sizes; from those that are very small to those that can weigh a kilo or 2. This is the happiest season for children because they can eat this sweet fruit however much they want.
I have noticed three types of ways of eating the mango fruit that I have seen in my community and would like to share. The first one is boiling them. All you do is get the mangoes and boil as you would eggs and you can either eat them with the covers or not. When i first heard of this, it sounded strange to me. I was very skeptical at first so I did not want to try any boiled mangoes. But when I finally tried them, I quickly knew why they are such a big deal around here. Just two or three of them are enough to fill your stomach and with the ongoing hunger crisis, it’s easy to understand why they have become a substitute for meals. They are simply the best way to have a mango.