How to choose right fruits and vegetables
Most of us think that vegetables and fruits at the branches are fresh to choose them. The stalk of fruit is the indicator of the greenness of the plants not of their freshness — ripe tomatoes which we have to decide to fall off of the vine themselves. The right vegetables should be of homogeneous and saturated color, and these tomatoes should be soft to touch.
Good watermelons are ripe in the second half of August till the end of September. You should not buy watermelons at the sides of the road because these absorb dangerous substances like nitrogen fertilizers from the environment. Always opt medium-sized watermelon. Contrasting and bright stripes and shiny crust of watermelons are the indicators of their ripeness. A good watermelon has a hardtail.
Only a few people know that Bell Pepper has two types, i.e., male and female and these types also differ in taste. If there are four sectors in bell pepper, then it is female, and if it has three areas, then it is the male type. The female type bell pepper is short and wide, and the male form is long. We can eat female kind as raw because it is much sweeter. The male type is more sour and firm. This type is right for cooking. You should search for bell peppers without orange spots. The orange spots indicate the victim of insects in bell pepper.
You should always opt for medium sized apples. An apple should heavy by weight. Always avoid shiny apples because, to make it look good, the manufacturers coat the apples with wax. In the green apples, still, pay attention to the gray net near its stem. The gray loss indicates that the apples have ripened.
Always buy cherries in June or July. At this time, the cherries are more nutritious and cheaper. The cherries should not be reliable. At the time of buying the cherries, these should shiny and saturated in color. The dark berries have more useful sugars, organic acids, carotenoids, and anthocyanins.
You should opt the plums with similar color and avoid cracked plums. The recently picked up plums’ skin has a thin white layer. This fruit must be heavy with a pleasant sweet smell. A good plum should have a ripened stem.
You should choose cucumbers with a bright green color. The color of good cucumber should be saturated. If the peel of the cucumber is too shiny, this means that nitrates fertilized the cucumber and coated with wax. Always pay attention to the tail of the cucumber. If the rear of the cucumber is dry, this means that this is overripe. Buy medium sized cucumbers. And avoid cracks, stains, and bruising on the cucumber.
You should look for bananas that are bright yellow. When there are small dots on the peel of the banana, this means that banana is ripe and is ready to use. So that you should not store these ripped bananas for more than two days. Otherwise, these will overripe and will not suitable to eat. Sometimes there are black spots on the bananas. You should not buy such type of bananas. The size of bananas does not matter. However, baby bananas are sweeter, but these bananas are more expensive than average volume.
We can quickly identify ripe pear by the bright aroma. Choose the pear any damage or den free on its peel. It must not be too firm or too soft. If there are brown spots near its tail, it means that pear is not fresh. The bright green color and a small blush are the right indicators of its ripeness.
When you have to choose Kiwi, place one piece between your thumb and index finger then squeeze it. If it is ripped, then it will be soft but elastic. And also pay attention to its smell. Also, check out its peel. Its peel should be smooth without any dent and damage. A ripe kiwi has a citrus smell so firstly check its scent.
If the lemon’s peel is shiny, it means that it has ripped. Its skin is also very smooth. In the first crop, the concentration of useful elements present in the lemons is higher than the fruits of other harvests.