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MANGO ON THE MENU

It’s easy to see why mangos are considered one of the most popular fruits in the world. Their sweet yet exotic flavor lends itself to a variety of sweet and savory applications that are right in line with today’s top menu trends, including global flavors, and plant-forward cooking.

Adding global flavors to the menu can seem intimidating, but with 53% of operators reporting that consumers are asking them for global offerings, this is a trend that is worth capitalizing on.(1) Incorporating a familiar ingredient into a global dish is a simple way to make the dish feel more approachable both for the operator and consumer.

The appeal of mango lies in its versatility and ability to complement a wide variety of flavors and cuisine types. Take for example Yam Som-O, a dish that has been part of Thai culture for hundreds of years. Adding mango to this traditional pomelo salad adds a boost of color and flavor, while maintaining its cultural integrity. Discover more ways to incorporate global offerings with the below recipes featuring DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes.

SOURCE: 1) DATASSENTIAL SNAP™, 2018.