Dehydrated Mango. Let me show you how easy it is to make dehydrated mangoes using the dehydrator setting on your air fryer.
Even better, we will also be sharing with you how to dehydrate mangoes without any sweetener. You will love this all natural approach to dried mangoes and its ideal for snacks and preserving your mangoes for longer.
In the summer I always find myself eating a lot of Mango. Its in season, its delicious, its so juicy it drips down your chin no matter how much you try to stop it and its perfect for a quick snack in summer.
Then winter comes and you have those cravings for mango and you realise that your fruit eating healthy snack in summer, has been replaced with potato chips in winter.
But there is another option, and that is to make your own dehydrated mangoes. You can then use an air fryer to preserve your mangoes and then enjoy them all year around.
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Are Dried Mangoes Good For You?
Yes, they are. Mangoes are high in vitamin A, C and K as well as being an excellent source of potassium and magnesium. When you turn mangoes into dried mangoes you keep the same nutritional values.
Plus, our dried mangoes, are unsweetened making them not different than a fresh mango.
Does Dried Mango Have Added Sugar?
This depends. When you make your own dried mango using a dehydrator, or an air fryer, no added sugar is needed.
However, if you bought some dried mango chips from the supermarket, there is a good chance that they have added sugar and I recommend you check the nutritional info.
How To Cut Mango Slices?
If you want cut mango slices for dried mango, I recommend that you do it by hand rather than using a mandolin slicer.
You start by peeling your mangoes and then discard of the juice from the chopping board. The more juice you can lose the better, because it speeds up the dehydrating time.
Then once you have peeled your mangoes, I recommend you use a mango cutter, similar to this one that I saw in the local supermarket.
Then this will easily remove the stone from the mango and make it easy for you to chop your mango into slices.
Then slice up the wedges until they look like this:
Then pat dry your mango wedges as this will speed up the drying process and then you have sliced mango wedges ready for dehydrating.
Dried Mango Ingredients
Air Fryer Oven – I recommend this air fryer oven for dehydrating fruit, and it is fantastic because there are three shelves, and you can do a small batch or a large batch of dehydrated mango.
Storage – You need a plan of action of where you plan to keep your dried fruit. You can keep it simple by using them in drinks straight away (yes I do that), use a zip loc bag (I prefer this one) or you can opt for traditional pantry containers (like this one).
Mangoes – If you are wondering what the best mangoes for dehydrating are, then the answer is simple, as any will do. Of course, if they are over soft, it makes them very difficult for slicing and you can cut yourself. Therefore, I recommend buying mangoes that are hard rather than soft.
That is, it! You probably think that are complicated ingredients and accessories to dehydrate mango in air fryer, but there isn’t. It is also a fantastic easy recipe for air fryer beginners.
How Do You Prepare A Mango?
I love dried mangoes because unlike dehydrated blueberries or dehydrated raspberries, no extra ingredients need to be added to the mangoes.
You simply just need to get your mangoes out of the fruit bowl, slice ready for the air fryer oven, load them up and then they dehydrate.
If you don’t have time to dehydrate today, you can prepare your dehydrated mango slices and then dehydrate tomorrow and leave them in the air fryer oven ready for later.
How To Dehydrate Mangoes?
- Prep. Peel and slice your mangoes into similar size wedge slices. We recommend a professional mango cutter (like this one) to remove the stone and then a good sharp vegetable knife for slicing your mangoes.
- Air fry. Load your sliced mangoes onto the air fryer shelf (or shelves) and air fry for 3 hours on 55c/130f.
- Store. Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool before placing into your preferred storage container.
Dehydrate Fruit Temperature?
In this dehydrated mango recipe and in many of my dehydrated fruit recipes, I have found that the ideal temperature is 55c/130f.
You need to go low when setting your temperature otherwise you will end up with burnt mango before it has time to dehydrate.
How Long To Dehydrate Mango?
The ideal mango dehydrator time is 3 hours. But you might find that your mango is overly juicy and needs a little longer.
I recommend setting the time to 3 hours when making your dried mango and then checking on it, and if it needs longer add an extra 90 minutes.
How Long Do Mangoes Last?
This depends on how you choose to store your dried mangoes. For example, if you stored your mango slices in an airtight container, in a dark pantry, then they will last at least a year.
However, if you stored your mangoes in a zip loc bag in a warmer pantry, then the shelf life is more likely to be 2-3 months.
What Can You Dehydrate?
There are lots of food you can dehydrate and it’s not just about mango slices. In fact, this recipe is number #11 in a summer theme we are running of fruit to dehydrate in the air fryer. The last fruit we featured was dehydrated lemons, the week before it was dehydrated limes, and we can’t wait to carry on the theme.
As well as these you can also dehydrate most fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. There is also the option to dehydrate other foods such as marshmallows, potatoes, and beef jerky. Though, those are the dehydrated foods I think of first as there is so much choice.
I recommend that if you are a beginner to dehydrated foods that you start with dehydrated fruit recipes from the berry family.
Dehydrated Mangoes In Air Fryer
- Peel your mango and then use a mango cutter to remove the stone. Then slice your mango into small wedge shapes.
- Load your mango onto your air fryer shelves, making sure there are none on top of one another.
- Place in the air fryer oven on the top shelf (or use all shelves) and air fry for 3 hours at 55c/130f.
- Allow to cool before transferring to storage containers for later.