The Trouble with Mangoes ENCORE

Jul 14, 2017

The sweltering heat of sub-tropical summer has taken hold here in Southwest Florida.  On the bright side though, it’s the time of year when delicious mangoes abound and when Southwest Florida residents look forward to MangoMania, which hits Pine Island this weekend.  While our taste buds may relish their juicy sweetness, the fruit comes with its perils.  Many people either have or can develop an allergic reaction to the skin of mangoes and their sticky sap. News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams is among them as she tells us in this week’s encore essay, but she’s still quite passionate about the fruit.