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Some Practical Tips to Help You Pick the Freshest of Fruits and Vegetables

April 10th, 2009

Fresh Fruits

If you have decided to live and eat healthy, you may find this guide useful when you push your cart along the aisles of your grocery or when you rush to the farmers market every weekend.

You get the best of fruits and vegetables when you get those which are at their best condition. Here are some useful tips:

Raspberries and Blackberries

Go for raspberries and blackberries that have that shine without any discoloration or molds. If you will not eat it right away, you can put it in a plastic container and refrigerate. They’ll be good for around 2 days. Don’t forget to wash them before consumption. They will be great with if you are baking some stuff or just in addition to those yummy dishes.

Plums, Apricots, Peaches

Go for the cleanest of skin, meaning, no bruises or wrinkles. The fruit should also be taut and firm to touch. You can ripen these fruits at room temperature and refrigerate them once they are ripe. You can serve plums, peaches, or apricots with dishes of pork, chicken, or duck.

Corn

Don’t just grab them, take a look inside. The kernels should be full and well defined. You can keep them in the fridge for about 2 days until you decide to use them. You can play with your imagination in terms of preparation: grill, boil, steam, or just toss them into that salad bowl.

Strawberries

They should be bright red with a beautiful green stem. You can pack them loosely in a plastic container and refrigerate for around 2 days. You can enjoy the fruit itself or top it with cream. You can also drizzle it with some wine or balsamic vinegar.

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