Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง)

Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง) is a sun dried, sweet and chewy treat, that the locals make in rural Thailand. The abundance of mango trees and the intense hot summers combine to make rural Thailand an ideal spot for Mango Leather production.

Mangos Ready for Processing into sweet dried snacks.
Mangos Ready for Processing into sweet dried snacks.
The mangos are processed in a blender (or by hand), and cooked in a large wok.
The mangos are processed in a blender (or by hand), and cooked in a large wok.
Cooking the mango pulp to Make Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง). Bai Toey - a Thai spice is the only other ingredient added to the mixture.
Cooking the mango pulp to Make Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง). Bai Toey – a Thai spice is the only other ingredient added to the mixture.
The mango pulp for Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง) is brought to a boil.
The mango pulp for Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง) is brought to a boil.
The cooled mango pulp is now formed into disks on plastic sheets.
The cooled mango pulp is now formed into disks on plastic sheets.
The Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง) is then put in the 100℉ heat of the hot Thai sun to dry.
The Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง) is then put in the 100℉ heat of the hot Thai sun to dry.
The Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง) is then put in the 100℉ heat of the hot Thai sun to dry.
The Mango Leather (Mamuang Guan หนังมะม่วง) is then put in the 100℉ heat of the hot Thai sun to dry.
The Mango Leather is removed from the sheets when dry, then rolled and bagged for sale to neighbors.
The Mango Leather is removed from the sheets when dry, then rolled and bagged for sale to neighbors.
The Mango Leather is removed from the sheets when dry, then rolled and bagged for sale.
The Mango Leather is removed from the sheets when dry, then rolled and bagged for sale.
Rolling the Mango Leather to get it ready for packaging.
Rolling the Mango Leather to get it ready for packaging.
Rolling the Mango Leather to get it ready for packaging.
Rolling the Mango Leather to get it ready for packaging.

This 100% natural sweet treat is one of the joys of living in rural Thailand.

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