As many of you know, I work on a farm in a fruit packhouse. Because I manage quality control, I am constantly running up and down the warehouse – controlling and checking. In citrus season (winter) this is very invigorating because one is constantly surrounded by the zingy aroma of citrus oils. In summer we pack mangoes. It gets rather hot in the packhouse and after days and days of spending time with zillions of mangoes you get a little icky. The sweet cloying smell permeates your skin and clothes – it is really intense, especially when it is hot and humid.
At the beginning of the season we all used to eat a mango at tea time – yum. This morning when I got my mango I didn’t want to eat it – yesterday I only ate half. It’s the smell of them that gets to me now. I wonder if I will ever eat one again?
- Mango time (slowvelder.wordpress.com)
- The Health Benefits of Eating Mangoes (brighthub.com)
- Coconut Mango Salmon (comfycook.wordpress.com)
- Five fantastic things to do with overripe fruit (recyclethis.co.uk)