The most important part of any meal is the produce. It’s what makes you feel good, and it makes for a great Instagram Story. But shopping for produce can be tricky. Some fruits and veggies look great on the outside but are actually rotten on the inside (or vice versa). In this article, we’ll discuss how to pick perfect produce at the store or farmer’s market so that you don’t waste your money! All right, let’s get started!
You can tell if your food is ripe by looking at it. Look for a bright, even color. Fruit and vegetables should have a uniform color with no spots or discoloration. If you’re buying an avocado, make sure it’s green all over and doesn’t have any brown spots on the skin (this means that the inside has gone bad). A tomato should be firm but not hard–you should be able to press down on the flesh of your tomato before purchasing it; if it feels soft or squishy when pressed, don’t buy it! Feel for texture in each fruit or vegetable that you buy; some produce may be slightly softer than others depending on its ripeness level but generally speaking they all should feel firm when squeezed gently between thumb and forefinger.* Smell fruits like apples; if they smell sweet then chances are good that they are ripe enough for consumption!
If you’re looking to buy your produce from the store or farmer’s market, the best way to do it is by looking at it. Make sure it looks ripe and ready for eating. If there are any signs of bruising or molding, don’t buy it! You will also want to look at how long ago the produce was picked and stored so that you can make sure it hasn’t been sitting around too long before reaching your hands.