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Preservation of Mangoes (English)


  • Unripe Mangoes = 1 kg
  • Sugar = 1 kg
  • Water = 250 mL
  • Citric Acid = 2 g


  • Select unripe mangoes.
  • Wash, peel and prick with the help of a stainless steel fork.
  • Boil in water till soft.
  • Drain the water and let dry in air.
  • Prepare sugar syrup by boiling sugar in water containing citric acid (see carrot preserve).
  • Add the mangoes, boil for some time.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • Boil again the next day.
  • Pack in jars.
  • Sodium benzoate may be added @ 0.2 g per kg preserve for additional preservative effect.


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