Monday, August 19

who knew mangoes were so dangerous?

last thursday was mother's day here in costa rica so the whole family spent the day at the finca.
someone came up with the idea of picking some mangoes to eat so i volunteered myself. little did i know what i was getting myself into.

as soon as i walked under the tree, two magoes came flying down toward the ground out of nowhere. apparently falling mangoes happens when they get too ripe in case you are ever standing under a mango tree. if one had hit my head i would have been out. cold.

so i get up in the tree, i'm reaching out to grab a mango and i hear "DON'T LET THE JUICE GET ON YOUR SKIN!!" uhm, what?? i thought this was going to be a piece of cake and then i wold get to eat some mango. apparently the juice or sap from where the stem of a mango breaks from a branch will actually burn your skin. i opted for the method of shaking the tree branch to get the magoes to fall down rather than pick them with my hands.

seriously, who knew mangoes were so dangerous??


Treasure Tromp said...

the sap will burn you?! that is the most ridiculous thing! Isn't it strange how some plants have such awesome natural protection?

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

Yikes! Note to self: avoid picking mangoes. Thanks for the heads up!


Filiz @ Light and Sweet said...

Love this post, it reminds me of picking mangoes in South Florida, yum! Never heard about the sap tho...

Megan C. Stroup said...

Geez, I had no idea. Thanks for the heads-up! Haha.

tiarenie said...

i dont know how i never knew about the mango juice after consuming so many pounds of mangos at my in-laws finca!! you learn something new everyday i guess... :)