A few traders keep ‘carbide stone’ for profit and artificially ripen it. Thus ripe mangoes are harmful to health. This can cause problems such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion and memory loss.
Experts say that mangoes ripened with the chemical calcium carbide can affect the nervous system. Also, it can cause problems in hormonal function.
So it is important to eat healthy fruits that are naturally ripe. There are a few ways to know if mangoes are naturally ripe or not.
If you put mangoes in a bucket of water and the mangoes are submerged, you can know that they are naturally ripe fruit. Instead, if the fruit floats in water, it can be identified as artificially ripened.
Artificially ripened mangoes are said to have green patches. These patches are different from yellow.
(Disclaimer: The information provided herein is based on general information. Be sure to seek expert advice before accepting it. IMAPHSY Media is not responsible for this.)