Mangoes: today I am going to look at a favorite fruit of mine and apparent ally of the marijuana plant – the Mango.
Mangoes are a delicious fruit with a great smell and flavor. They also are very good for you like most fruits. What most people don’t realize is, the mango can help increase the effects of smoking marijuana.
That’s right, the Mango can get you higher!
Let’s look a bit at how it works…
Mangoes and Marijuana:
both contain compounds called terpenes. Terpenes, among other things, help make up the wonderful smells of the mango. These terpenes can also work with the THC to help increase its overall effect or “high”. One of the most important of all these terpenes is called “myrcene”. Myrcene has a very pleasant odor commonly used as an additive in the perfume industry.
Myrcene not only helps make up the wonderful smell of both your marijuana and mangoes, but apparently it also helps THC cross the blood/brain barrier more efficiently, making it more effective. Think of the mangoes (or myrcene more specifically) as sort of a “primer” that helps jump-start the THC in the marijuana.
Finding the perfect Mango
Picking your mango can be extremely important. It appears that slightly overripe mangoes contain the highest amounts of myrcene. Perfectly ripe mangoes come in second and under-ripe mango is the least desirable.
When eaten about an hour before ingesting marijuana smoke or vapors, the mangoes have time to start digesting, and the myrcenes begin working their way into your bloodstream.
Now, the most obvious use here is, eat a mango (or 2) wait an hour and smoke marijuana = get really high!
But what about other uses for this information?
Mango & marijuana edibles?
It only makes sense to me that if you make some edibles and include mangoes into your marijuana recipe, it should work the same way to increase the effect. How about a Mango and Marijuana Pie? Fresh Mango, Marijuana and fruit salad? You can see where the possibilities could lead right?
Now I have yet to experiment personally with mango and marijuana recipes but rest assured those tests are right around the corner, and I will report my results.
If you would like more ideas for cooking with marijuana, pick up one of my favorite marijuana cookbooks below….
The Cannabis Cookbook: Over 35 Tasty Recipes for Meals, Munchies, and More
Cooking with Cannabis: The Most Effective Methods of Preparing Food and Drink with Marijuana, Hashish, and Hash Oil
Marijuana Cooking: Good Medicine Made Easy
Aunt Sandy’s Medical Marijuana Cookbook: Comfort Food for Mind and Body
The Feel Good Cookbook: For Medical Marijuana Patients
Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations