How Long Do Mangoes Last?

How long do mangoes last? Mangoes can look quite different in color and size depending on the variety but the basic shape remains the same. Some have a thick tough skin and other a more delicate one.

Actually, the shelf life of mango depends upon when they were picked, how they are handled and how they are stored.

Ripe mangoes are soft and orange inside. A gentle press that gives slightly will alert you to a ripened mango.

So, how long does a mango last? When properly stored, the shelf life of fresh mango past their picked or purchased date is approximately ...

Mangoes Expiration Date

Counter Refrigerator Freezer
Mango (Whole) lasts for 5-8 Days 7-14 Days 10-12 Months
Mango (Cut) lasts for 2-4 Hours 4-7 Days 10-12 Months

Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, mango, like a lot of other fresh fruits, usually do not have a use by date or a best by date so you will have to use the date purchased or date picked.

How to tell if Mangoes are bad, rotten or spoiled?

Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent foodborne illness.

A common trait of a bad mango is a very soft shape and exaggeration of any bruises, which signifies an overripe fruit. Ripe mangos will have a pleasant mango aroma.

There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!

How to store Mangoes to extend their shelf life?

A whole mango is best kept on the counter until ready to cut open. Once ripe, it can be placed into the refrigerator.

Cut fruits should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for extended shelf life. Mango will become slimy to the touch when they are getting beyond their best by date.

For a long term storage option, mangoes can be sliced stored in freezer in airtight containers. Mangoes actually freeze very well and are surprisingly cheaper and a lot easier to deal with if purchased already frozen!

Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

How long are Mangoes good for when prepared in a dish?

How long do mangoes last? That depends. How long do strawberries last? In general, foods last only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient in the dish with which they are mixed.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Mangoes lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Mangoes.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Mangoes shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!