Yes, it requires a dehydrator.
Yes, having a good supply of mangos is almost essential...
...but, dehydrating mangos produces a nutritious delicacy which takes very little space to store.
|180 ounces of Mango Puree|
I peel and pit about 25 pounds of mangos. Mixing varieties and stages of ripeness seems to improve the product. At least some of the mangos should be high in fiber. Puree the mango. I add about 8000mg of Vitamin C to about 180 ounces of puree to preserve color and freshness, and to add a slight tartness to the mixture. Then spread about 20 oz of the mixture onto nonstick sheets and dehydrate at 105 degrees until done. Drying time varies with moisture content and thickness of the mixture and humidity, but can take 12-16 hours. Then roll the sheets and slice in about one-inch pieces. The dried mango stores well in the refridgerator or freezer.
Mango Logs ready for cutting
25 pounds of fresh mangos
...now 2 pounds of dehydrated mango