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Fruit Picking: How To Buy Fresh Fruit

by Isolator Team November 12, 2015

Fruit Picking: How To Buy Fresh Fruit

Don’t let the fresh fruit selection of your local grocery store, or the aisle of fresh fruit at the farmer’s markets intimidate you anymore. Select your fruits with confidence with this helpful guide to fresh fruits. It’s here to help you decide which fruits are fresh and healthy, and which you should leave behind by showing you common traits to look for in all varieties.

 

Vegetable Color Look & Feel Extra Tips
Apple Color will vary based on the variety that you’re purchasing Should be firm and crisp Will stay more crisp in the refrigerator  for up to a month
Avocado Green Slight gentle pressure will create indent Avoid avocados with sunken spots
Banana Yellow Should be mushy with minimal brown spots Keep bananas above 55 degrees
Blueberries Bright blue color Should not be mushy or leaking Do not wash them before you freeze them
Cantaloupes Tan-ish green exterior The end should give a little bit These should have a sweet smell
Cherry Red Firm with stems in tact Avoid too soft or too hard
Grapefruit Yellowish orange peel Firm and heavy for their size Thinner skin will have more juice than the thicker skinned fruits
Grapes Color will vary based on the variety that you’re purchasing Grapes should be tender and plump Stems should be green so that the grapes do not easily fall off
Guava Light green exterior Should yield slightly when gently pressed Avoid if it is hard
Kiwi Brown Fuzzy and slightly impressionable Avoid if when you press gently an indent remains
Lemon Yellow Firm, smooth and heavy for their size The heavier the lemon the juicier it should be
Lychee Pink Rough skin that should yield slightly when gently pressed Avoid if the skin is green, brown or overly soft
Mango Yellow and Red Firm but yields slightly when pressed Should have a fruity aroma when ripe
Orange Orange Firm, smooth and heavy for their size The heavier the orange the juicier it should be
Papaya Greenish Yellow or Full Yellow Firm but yields slightly when pressed Avoid if overly soft with white patches
Peach Yellow and Red Plump, firm and fuzzy Avoid if green as it is likely not to ripen
Pear Color will vary based on the variety that you’re purchasing Firm but slightly malleable Avoid if shriveled, dull, or wilted skin as it is likely not to ripen
Pineapple Brownish green body with bright green leafy top Slightly soft Should have a fruity aroma when ripe
Plum Color will vary based on the variety that you’re purchasing Plump, well colored and yield slightly to gentle pressure Avoid if it is too hard, too soft, or cracked
Pomegranate Color will vary based on the variety that you’re purchasing Firm and thin skinned Avoid if the seeds can be felt through the skin
Strawberry Bright Red Plump and slightly firm and the cap stem should still be attached Avoid if mushy, leaking, or white patches appear on fruit
Sweet Lime Green Firm and heavy for their size The heavier the lime the juicier it should be
Watermelon Dark and Light Green Firm and heavy for it’s size. If you tap it, it should produce a resonant sound

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