Is it safe to eat mango skin?

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The skin of a mango is safe to eat as long as the person eating it does not have a strong sensitivity to urushiol, the active chemical found in poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak, About.com states. Handling or consuming the skin can cause dermatitis in allergic individuals.

Most people avoid the skin of the mango fruit because it's tough and bitter tasting, writes Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. on About.com. The skin is actually full of beneficial antioxidants, such as mangiferin, norathyriol and resveratrol. Urushiol is also present in the flesh of the fruit but in much smaller qualities than the skin. For those who prefer to avoid the skin, it's easy to peel a mango with a common vegetable peeler or paring knife.

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1. Wash your hands with soap and warm water to prevent dirt and bacteria from transferring to the fruit. Rinse your hands thoroughly to avoid contaminating the kiwi with soap. 2.
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As long as you are not sensitive to urushiol (the substance in poison oak/ivy that causes a rash) nothing will happen, other than the fact that you will be eating some more nutrients
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Mango skin contains Urushiol, which can cause allergic reactions such as
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Its not an allergy. Its the acidity in the skin of the mango. its white color liquid when mango is green. just dont eat the skin. it happens with me when i eat oranges and i touch
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