Here is a brief guide to help you pick the very best fruits and veggies at the grocery store.
Apricots, Peaches, Plums: Fruit that is firm, with a taut, unblemished skin, and no signs of bruising or wrinkles.
Blackberries and Raspberries: Plump, juicy berries with a shine (blackberries) or luster (raspberries), without any trace of mold or discoloration.
Cherries: Fruit with a glossy sheen and deep, rich color.
Blueberries: Plump, firm berries that aren’t shrunken or wrinkled. The color should be rich with a powdery white cast.
Strawberries: Berries with a bright red color throughout and a healthy, green stem; size will vary depending on the variety.
Corn: Ears with husks that feel taut against full, well-defined kernels. Take a peek at the kernels: they should be plump, not flat.
Summer Squash and Zucchini: Small but heavy squash with a glossy skin.
Tomatoes: Plump tomatoes with fully developed color that yield to the touch without being mushy.
Green Beans: Smaller beans, which are typically most tender, and look for ones that are firm, with a slight sheen and no wrinkles.
Cucumbers: Firm, rounded cukes, with bright to dark green skin. Avoid any with soft spots or shriveled ends. TIP: Buy unwaxed cucumbers so you can eat the skin (full of fiber & Vitamins A & C).
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