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Picking the right fruit

A lot of the fruit in grocery stores has ripened and ready to eat. As a result what you buy in the store doesn’t always hold up at home. When shopping for fruit it’s important to conceder a few simple things.

Once ripe, fruit doesn’t last long but the life can be preserved if refrigerated. Avoid fruits with scrapes and especially bruises. These spread rapidly throughout  the fruit.  Tropical fruits take longer in transit and are often shipped when the fruit is still green. They may soften but are not truly ripened as sugars and flavors have not yet been developed within the fruit. Pick fruit that is heavy for its size. They are the ripest. I have found that my local Farmer’s Market always has seasonal fruits that keep longer than store bought fruits.