If standing at the produce aisle makes you feel like a vegetarian at a deli counter, then here are some tips you will need, making your foray into getting healthy fruit and vegetables into your shopping basket a little bit easier.
Let’s start with how you pick out peaches, plums and apricots. Now the three of these are fruits that need to be firm, un-bruised and immaculately without blemishes. You also don’t want to see any wrinkles. If you want these to be healthy fruit then they need to be plump, taut and quite perfect-looking. Once you bring them home, you can’t just eat them right away. Since these fruits happen to get very tender and delicate once they are ripe, supermarkets order them when their kind of unripe.
That way, they are tough enough to withstand a long haul trip on a delivery truck. Once you get your purchase home, you can place them somewhere nice and safe where they can take their time, usually couple of days, to ripen. When they seem aromatic and tender after a couple of days, you can pop them right into the fridge so that they will keep well and stay fresh.
Raspberries (the fruit that look like miniature bunches of grapes) and blackberries have an inimitable tangy, juicy taste. When you pick these fruits out at the supermarket, look very closely to see if there is discoloration or mold growing. You basically want healthy, plump and lustrous-looking fruit. These berries are transported in fully-ripened condition. That means you can begin enjoying them as soon as you set foot in your front door coming back from the market. But if you wish to keep them for a couple of days before eating them, then make sure that you put them in an airy plastic bag. Make sure that you don’t wash them before you put them in the fridge.
Picking blueberries, you’ll find that the best ones have a rich hue with a white powdery cast on top. What you do not want are fruits that have wrinkles or that are shrunken-looking. Blueberries can be kept for a week in the fridge. But you need to protect them with plastic wrap if you don’t want them to begin to look shriveled and shrunken like the kind you’ve learned to avoid at the market.