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Young Girl Suffers Blistering Sunburn After Eating A Mango In The Sun


By Cooking Panda

When I was growing up, mangos were a divisive fruit in my family.

I remember sitting in my grandpa’s back yard as a child, watching him as he taught me different methods of slicing up a mango; of discarding that large seed; of how they tasted good in smoothies, soups, or (my favorite) — just on their own.

My father and mother, however, both pledged eternal disdain for the fruit. They claimed that eating a mango made their throats itch, and caused rashes.

As it happens, mangos belong to the same plant family as poison ivy. While the fruit is usually safe for consumption, the skin of a mango can actually give you the same contact dermatitis as a brush with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac can — but that’s not all.

Over the July 4th weekend, a young girl named Eliana was eating a mango out in the sunshine. Later, her parents discovered a sunburn over her chest, but couldn’t figure out what had happened. Upon taking her to the doctor, the cause of the burn was revealed.

After this happen, A question raised in the mind of people that can mangoes get sunburned?

You guessed it: mangos.

Eliana’s mother, Melina Kaufman, told WFOR: Eliana “had spent the day in the pool. She was wearing sunscreen and a swim shirt the whole time. That evening, they all went to [a] friends’ house in Siesta Key.”

There, Eliana plucked a mango from a backyard tree and ate it.

“Eliana never complained about any pain that night but was very tired. The next morning, while putting on her bathing suit, Seth saw her chest and noticed what looked like a burn with five water blisters on it (each the size of a pencil eraser),” Kaufman added.

After a trip to the pediatrician’s office, the Kaufmans learned that Eliana had phytophotodermatitis, a skin condition that results from sensitivity to chemicals in certain plants and fruits. The reaction is catalyzed when affected skin is exposed to some form of ultraviolet light.

The doctor prescribed Eliana a topical cream. She is currently in recovery, but Kaufman wanted to share the story in the hopes to inform other parents.

“It is a danger that all parents should be aware of especially in summer,” she said. “We hope to prevent this from happening to others.”

Sources: WFOR, Melina Kaufman/Facebook / Photo credit: TodayTags: enzyme, Mango, mangoes sunburned, sunburn
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Watch: Learn This Genius Trick For Peeling Mangos


By Cooking Panda

Summer is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for fruit. Everything from strawberries to watermelon is in season right now, and when the sun is out, nothing sounds more delicious or decadent than fresh fruit.

One of our favorite fruits this season is the mango. Mangos practically scream sunshine, and can eaten plain or used in a wide variety of recipes. Personally, we love to put mango in our morning smoothies, chop it over Thai coconut rice pudding for a healthy, delicious dessert, or even grill it to bring out the fruit’s natural sweetness.

Unfortunately, mangos are also some of the most difficult fruits to consume. Their thin, tough skins make them nearly impossible to peel, like an orange, chop, like a melon, or even bite into, like an apple. We’ve seen the cross-hatching trick for eating mangos a million times, but somehow it never seems to work as well as we were hoping.

Thankfully, we recently stumbled upon this video, which presents a uniquely genius way to skin a mango. Even better? It’s quick, easy, and eliminates any fear of cutting yourself while performing it. Watch the video below to learn the hack, and then prepare for a summer full of beachy, tropical fruit—no matter how far away you are from the ocean!

Source: YouTube/Lifehacker / Photo credit: Tree Top

Tags: Fruit, hack, Mango, summer, Trick
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