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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2018-02-11 02:10 pm
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poll inspired by unfortunate kitchen events

So that mishap where you are not attentive enough before trying to use a fairly expensive fruit and it turns out not to have fully ripened yet, and thus your fruit isn't the tasty anticipated treat, but just hard and gross and full of disappointment. Which is sadder, ending up with an unripe mango or an unripe avocado?

Poll #19481 Unripe fruit
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Which is sadder?

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an unripe avocado
9 (45.0%)

an unripe mango
9 (45.0%)

a third fruit is even worse an I'll comment with it
2 (10.0%)

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[personal profile] goss 2018-02-11 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
You can actually eat and cook the unripe mangoes, but not the avocados.

We usually caramelize and then add curry to the green mangoes to make a cooked dish. Or you can make a sort of chutney/salad thing with salt, pepper and cilantro mixed into thin slices of the raw green mango. Both of which are quite popular here. :)
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[personal profile] laurajv 2018-02-11 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
dammit now i am hungry and want mango chutney on spicy chickpeas
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[personal profile] sholio 2018-02-11 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I was going to say "mango" (I don't mind underripe avocado; most of them are like that here), but then I remembered what underripe red bananas are like, and OMGBLAARGH. It's like eating highly astringent chalk that sucks all the moisture out of your mouth, and it tastes vaguely cucumberlike. I genuinely thought for a minute I'd eaten something poisonous, but then I checked out the internet and nope, that's just what they're like before they ripen.
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[personal profile] sholio 2018-02-11 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Here you only get yellow ones, and in better stocked or Asian or African market the starchy ones, plantains? The ones you have to cook anyway.

We get those, and also different kinds of small ones on an infrequent basis. I like the small ones better than the big ones; I'm not at all a fan of large bananas, but the little ones I've had are all tastier (well, except when unripe, BLECH) and have a more interesting variety of flavors.

I do put avocados out to ripen, and of course they're best when perfectly ripe, but a lot of the ones we get here just go straight from underripe to spoiled, so I'll often err a little on the side of underripeness rather than risk losing it completely.
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[personal profile] minim_calibre 2018-02-11 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Unripe persimmon is the saddest fruit.
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2018-02-12 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Unripe mango is still usable, unripe avocado is a disappointment for the ages. Especially as we have to travel 50km each way to buy fruit and veg, which we only do once a week, so we have to try to plot out the date that each item will be ripe and plan meals accordingly!
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[personal profile] st_aurafina 2018-02-12 08:14 am (UTC)(link)
Mango will ripen for ages but avocado has a short window. Plus I've usually made plans for the avo and if it hasn't ripened in the time window I've given it, that's a bummer.

But both are expensive and annoying when they're not ripe on time, I agree.