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  • While including fruits and vegetables is a very important part of a healthy diet, sometimes

  • it can be overwhelming when youre in a produce section to know what to look for in

  • order to pick the best fruits and vegetables. So were going to talk a little bit about

  • how to look for the freshest produce today. When youre looking for things like leafy

  • greens such as these two items, you want to make sure that you don’t see many brown

  • spots on the lettuce or on the spinach. You really want to make sure it looks very bright,

  • a bright green and its not wilting and it doesn’t have any brown on it. Because those

  • types of foods are going to spoil really quickly. When youre looking for things like avocados

  • which are very important sources of healthy fats, you want to make sure that the avocados

  • are slightly soft when you squeeze it between your fingers. If it’s too hard, it’s not

  • going to taste good at all and if it’s too soft it’s going to be almost rotting. So

  • again, when you squeeze the avocado you should feel a slight indentation with your fingers

  • as you squeeze it. With things like oranges and tomatoes the same idea as the avocado.

  • If it’s too hard it’s probably not quite ripe yet but you want to make sure that it’s

  • a little bit softer when you squeeze it. For the tomatoes you want to make sure that they

  • are bright red. You can see on the top of this tomato, it’s a little bit yellow so

  • you might want to look for something that’s a little more red than that. You want to avoid

  • seeing some of that yellow and orange on the top of that tomato. With bananas you might

  • be able to notice this pretty easily in the grocery sore but if the bananastoo green

  • that means its not ripe yet and its not going to taste very good. If it’s too brown it’s

  • overripe so it’s not going to be good either. You want to look for a banana that’s just

  • perfectly yellow, just like this one. Now with bananas you can take them home if theyre

  • not quite ripe. You can take them home and set them out and they will get more yellow

  • as the days to on. But if you want a banana that youre going to eat that day you want

  • to make sure its bright yellow.

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How to Pick Fruits and Vegetables at the Grocery Store

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    Liu Yishiou posted on 2013/05/06
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