Fruit leathers are dried sheets of fruit pulp which have a soft, rubbery texture and a sweet taste. They can be made from most fruits, although mango, apricot, banana and tamarind leathers are amongst the most popular.They may be eaten as snack foods as a healthy alternative to boiled sweets and also used as
ingredients in the manufacture of cookies, cakes and ice cream.
Mango fruits can be processed and preserved in leather form. This can easily be achieved at a small scale industry through the following process procedures. First, the preliminary operations including: washing, sorting, peeling, cutting (slicing) and blanching will be done and then mixing, concentrating and drying will follow and finally, packaging, labeling and storage will make the process complete. Processing the mango fruits is intended to preserve them by slowing down the natural processes of decay caused by microorganisms, enzymes in the food, or other factors such as heat, moisture and sunlight and to change them into mango leather form, which are attractive and in demand by consumers. The processors should use their skills to develop attractive recipes and make mango leathers that consumers want to eat.