Video: My love for mangoes is deep and eternal, but there is no denying that they are slippery little buggers, which makes them a pain to peel. Fortunately, there are two easy ways to peel the gorgeous, golden fruit, neither of which require any single-use, fruit-specific tools.
In terms of texture and flavour, dried coconut can’t touch the fresh stuff, but separating the meat from the shell can be a bit of a struggle. Luckily, just a quick overnight stay in the freezer can help the tough stuff pop right off.
The dragon fruit may be a bit intimidating, with all its spines and whatnot, but the flesh inside is sweet and tart, with a flavour somewhere between a kiwi and a pear. To get at the good stuff, you just need a spoon and a knife.