101 uses for a mango stone

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101 uses for a mango stone

Post: #98765 Thomzo
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:25 pm

1. Er um ...............................

I can't even think of 1.

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Post: #98767 Annpan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:29 pm

I can never get the blasted things out of mango flesh... I keep thinking there must be a knack to it, like with an avacado, but I usually end up with half the mango stuck to the stone.... and it isn't because they are not ripe - we had a mango sitting in the kitchen window ledge for a month and I still couldn't extract the blasted stone.
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Post: #98780 MKG
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:38 pm

1. Growing another mango :roll:

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Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:44 am

Slippery shot put

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Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:44 am

Fuel on your woodburner

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Post: #98863 Milims
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:28 am

A lovely childrens activity - get them to figure it out! :mrgreen:
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Post: #98878 ina
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:43 am

Break your teeth on? :?
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Post: #98926 Ellendra
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:36 pm

Annpan wrote:I can never get the blasted things out of mango flesh... I keep thinking there must be a knack to it, like with an avacado, but I usually end up with half the mango stuck to the stone.... and it isn't because they are not ripe - we had a mango sitting in the kitchen window ledge for a month and I still couldn't extract the blasted stone.



Slip a knife in and cut along each face of the seed, imagine cutting a very narrow <> shape. The front and back half of the flesh should come off then, you can then score the flesh, then turn the skin inside out and slice the chunks of fruit free.

Or, you can freeze them whole, peel just the top of the skin off, and have a mango sorbet. (The frozen ripe fruit has a natural sorbet texture.)
The seed won't sprout if it's been frozen.

I'm sure the seed could be dried, sanded clean, and used in some kind of craft project, maybe paint it as a landscape and glue a tiny figurine to it?


I miss mangoes :( I developed an allergic reaction to them a year ago, and I loved them.

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Post: #99135 Thomzo
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:53 pm

Ellendra wrote:I'm sure the seed could be dried, sanded clean, and used in some kind of craft project, maybe paint it as a landscape and glue a tiny figurine to it?


Ok - you're on. I've got one in the fruit bowl now so when I've used the flesh I'll give it a go.

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Post: #99150 ocailleagh
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:11 pm

Hmmm....collect a dozen or so, clean them up and decorate them accordingly, and hang them on a christmas tree?

Or, on a similar theme, hang them from a slice of tree trunk as some kind of mobile.

Carve faces into them and have a collection of miniature 'African-style' tribal masks.

Do they float in water? Use one as a lilo for a pet mouse!

Ok..maybe not the last one....
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Post: #99353 mrsflibble
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:23 pm

MKG wrote:1. Growing another mango :roll:


not on the british isles you wont. they're notoriously difficult, the plant may grow but the fruit will probably never appear.

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Post: #99407 Amaranth
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:07 pm

9) Carve a chess set...many mangoes later. :shock:

10) Extract the edible oil.

11) Use the extracted oil to make skin creams.

12) Roast or boil the seed and eat the insides.

13) Soak the seed to remove the tannins. Dry and grind to flour to make bread or puddings.

14) Use the seed oil for soap making.

15) Medicinal uses: Mango kernel decoction and powder (not tannin-free) are used as vermifuges and as astringents in diarrhea, hemorrhages and bleeding hemorrhoid

16) Checkers or other game markers.

17) Pit tossing game.

18) Carved for jewelry.

(Ask a knowledgeable person from India or other mango growing area to help with the edible seed details. I think it needs to be peeled, but not sure what the order is.)

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Re: 101 uses for a mango stone

Post: #172435 penny
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:31 am

not sure but if one was well washed and cleaned,could it be used in a jam jar to make a flavor shaker?lm thinking any well washed large fruit stones could be used this way.

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Re: 101 uses for a mango stone

Post: #172525 Thomzo
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:40 pm

Oh dear, I forgot the commitment I made. :oops: Many mangoes later and nothing done yet. Will have another go when one comes my way.

Still some great ideas on here now.

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