Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How To Pick Good Produce Fruits


Season for fresh fruits and vegetables and these fresh finds can be tricky to pick.

Pineapple - Look for a pineapple with skin that is more yellow that green. A bright hue and subtle aroma indicate that the fruit is sweet and ripe.

Tomato - Seek firm tomatoes with smooth skin. Tomatoes with a greenish hue are fine since they will continue to ripen at room temperature. Do not store tomatoes in the fridge, they'll lose their flavor.

Avocado - Avocados should have skin that is more purplish black thank dark green. To speed the ripening process, place avocados in a paper bag with a ripe banana at room temperature for one to two days.

Cantaloupe - Make sure the stem area is smooth, this means the melon dropped off the vine at peak ripeness. Give it a good shake too. If you hear the seeds rattling inside, it is a juicy melon.

5 comments:

Catherine said...

thanks for sharing this, they are very helpful. more for other types of fruits?

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Lisa said...

Hi visiting here and to thanks for your visit..have a great day

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

Good tips on fruits. They really help.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

That fruit looks very inviting. Good to buy ripe fruit, we find they don't always ripen properly if you bring them home too early.

Kelly's Ideas said...

I bought bad avocados today...husband was not too happy...too hard...

Thanks for the tips....lol

Kelly

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