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Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: wurm
Date: June 12, 2009 04:51PM
Very simple. I'm trying to find out how many cups (or oz.) one mango is equal to. I have a 24oz. bag of TJ's frozen mango chunks I want to use in a recipe, but the recipe calls for 2 mangos. I'm going to want o double the recipe, but I don't know if that means another trip to TJ's or if I have enough. I can't find equivalent measurements anywhere online and it's driving me crazy.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2009 04:53PM by wurm.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: Z
Date: June 12, 2009 04:56PM
Well - think of one mango, whole and unpeeled. how big is it on average? Maybe 1.5 cups? So remove the seed and the skin and you've got about a cup.

Complete seat-of-pants estimation, but that's what I'm here for.

That said, you're mixing fluid oz (volume) and weight oz (~mass). So your 24oz bag is 1.5 lbs.. but I figure two cups and you'll be good for the recipe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2009 04:59PM by Z.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: Doc
Date: June 12, 2009 04:57PM
Here's the problem:

One small ripe mango = slightly less than a cup of puree.

One large mango = up to 1.5 cups of puree.

No exact measure.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: June 12, 2009 05:21PM
Wouldn't that be measured in units of mass, rather than volume? For volume, fill a measuring cup up with water and submerse 1 chunk and measure the displacement of the water. Multiply by the number of mango chunks to reach what you need. It isn't exact, but close enough.



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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 12, 2009 05:39PM
give or take a little.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: June 12, 2009 05:52PM
Mangoes vary in size, and no two people will prep the mango the same way. So it can't be exact.

If you want it exact, 1 mango = 10 ounces. Get another bag. Or don't -- nobody will know or care.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 12, 2009 06:57PM
Relax wurm, I know exactly!






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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: June 12, 2009 07:01PM
YOU JUST CAME BACK FROM FLORIDA --- AND YOU DIDN'T BRING A MANGO???
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: Don Kiyoti
Date: June 12, 2009 07:12PM
You can't solve every problem with the internet. Try this: go get four fresh mangos.





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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: wurm
Date: June 12, 2009 07:38PM
It's all good. I figured one mango equals one cup and it seems to have worked out fine. Thanks.

I did find this convenient chart. Unfortunately mangoes aren't on it.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 12, 2009 08:23PM
i find grams so much more useful. wish more US recipes used them.



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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: DewGuy
Date: June 12, 2009 09:26PM
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wurm
Very simple. I'm trying to find out how many cups (or oz.) one mango is equal to. I have a 24oz. bag of TJ's frozen mango chunks I want to use in a recipe, but the recipe calls for 2 mangos. I'm going to want o double the recipe, but I don't know if that means another trip to TJ's or if I have enough. I can't find equivalent measurements anywhere online and it's driving me crazy.

From Mango Cooking Tips and Hints:

An average large mango will weigh about 1 pound and yield about 1-3/4 cups diced fruit.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: wurm
Date: June 12, 2009 10:56PM
Thanks, DewGuy. That's a helpful link.
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Re: Can anyone here tell me what google can't?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 13, 2009 12:33AM
recipes are a starting point. feel free to improvise with what youse got.



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