opt for smaller fruits and vegetables, because they tend to be sweeter or more savory.It’s usually better to
mangoes).Sometimes, color won’t mean anything at all (like these
For certain fruits, color is a better indication of ripeness. Example, pineapples.
SMELL your fruits. This goes for pineapples, cantaloupe, honeydew, mangoes, and other tropical fruits.Don’t hesitate to
To test for ripeness, smell from the bottom; if it’s a good, solid fruit, it should emit a fairly strong scent. For pineapples, this is usually accompanied by a yellow discoloration that will continue to the top as it ripens.
darker heads that are tightly compacted.But for broccoli, you want
Cauliflower heads should also be pretty tight and shouldn’t have any darker “sunburned spots” or soft spots.
For leafy vegetables with thick stalks, pay attention to both the stalks and the leaves.
tops still attached because they’re fresher and sweeter.It’s better to get root vegetables (beets and carrots) with the
SOMETIMES, you need to ~feel~ your fruits and veggies. Like, get in there and give them a light squeeze.
This goes for avocadoes as well.
Fresh new potatoes should be pretty easy to peel.
It’s not the end of the world, but try not to buy potatoes that have sprouted.
tinted gold underneath the netting.For a ripe cantaloupe, pick one
For honeydew, choose dull over shiny for a riper melon. They should also be pale yellow and not too green. Check squash for their outsides as well: If they’re shiny, they were probably picked too early.
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