Mangoes can be confusing to cut into because they have a giant, oblong-shaped pit in the center that is hard. Follow these steps and stop
wondering how people do it.
1. Run your knife through the mango from top to bottom avoiding that tough pit. Think like you are peeling a huge chunk of flesh off the pit with your knife. Do that on both sides of the mango pit.
2. Then cut a checkerboard pattern into the flesh of the halves, making sure to not cut through the skin. Next, cut all around the edges between the mango flesh and the skin. Where is this going?
3. Using your thumbs, flip that inside out so that all your sweet mango cubes are waiting for you like a hedgehog made of fruit. Scoop them out with a spoon and get to whatever you are doing.