Tips for Picking Fruit to Bring Home to Our Apartments for Rent in Mount Dora, FL
One of the most amazing things about living in Florida is the accessibility to fresh fruit anytime of the year. But, do you know the proper way to pick fruit at your local grocery store? There is an art to selecting fruit that is perfectly ripe, which is why weve compiled the following list of some of the most popular fruits and how to pick the best ones at the supermarket:
Apples These should be firm to the touch. If you can dent the fruit with your fingers, put it back. (Bonus: put them in your refrigerator, and they will keep longer.)
Bananas Since bananas ripen quickly, buy them partially green (but look them over to ensure there are no brown spots.)
Strawberries Look for strawberries that have a bright red color and no apparent fouled spots. And, keep them in an open paper bag once purchased to keep them fresh.
Oranges Choose oranges that are evenly shaped and firm, but dont worry too much about skin color. Keep them in the fridge, and they will stay ripe for weeks.
Grapes Observe the condition of the stem the grapes are on. If the grapes are firmly attached to green stems, they are ready to eat.
Watermelon Thump the watermelon. If it produces a hollow sound, it is ripe enough to eat. Another option is to find the spot on the melon where it rested on the ground. If it is yellow, the fruit is ripe.
By following the above tips, youll now be able to pick ripe fruit whenever you go to your local grocery store. No more selecting fruit that is past its prime or has not yet ripened!
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