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Shemitah Mangoes: Pits and Peels, KS

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I just bought my first shemitah mangoes. What do I do with the peels and pits?


Rabbi Moshe Bloom, Tammuz 5782

Pit: The pit is not edible to humans or animals, however there is generally lots of fruit stuck to it.  Try to eat as much off the pit as possible. After this point, the pit can be thrown away regularly.

Peel: People generally do not eat mango peels. However, again, there is often fruit left on the peels. Try to eat as much as you can from the peels themselves. You don't have to be OCD about it (the Torah was not given to angels) but do your best.

If there are significant amounts of fruit left on the peel or pit, put them in the shemitah bin.

If there are only small, insignificant bits of fruit left on peels or the pit, they can be discarded regularly.