The usual scene that you come across when you visit your local fruit market involves a guy or a lady standing on top of the fruit section examining carefully what they are about to buy. This examination takes place either by knocking on the fruit they are ready to buy, or smelling and examining carefully the outside part.
It is beneficial to know the process, as it allows you to always buy the freshest fruits
. So, here we will give you a few tips on how to always buy the freshest fruits and more specifically apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries and watermelons.
Apples: An apple a day keeps the doctor away… as long as it is fresh! You can distinguish a fresh from a non-fresh apple by its bright colour and shiny skin. In addition, try to pick apples without marks and bumps on the outside.
Bananas: Who said that only monkeys like their bananas fresh? Like apples, bananas should also be free from bruises and any dark soft marks. If not, they may be old. You can identify that by studying well their outside skin which should have a glowing yellow colour and if you touch them they should feel firm.
: Fresh oranges
are a good source of Vitamin C
and a great medicine for flu as my grandmother used to say. You can tell a fresh orange by its strong colour and soft feel of its skin without any marks on it. Moreover, fresh oranges have a distinctive smell and weight more. So, to choose the good ones, you need to take a few and compare their weight as well.
Strawberries: Some children adore strawberries for their colour and others for the colour they give to their clothes :-). The same conditions that have been mentioned earlier apply for fresh strawberries as well; good red colour, lacking defects on the outside and with a sweet scent. Besides these characteristics, fresh strawberries should be dry, with green caps an have a chubby appearance.
Watermelons: When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat (Mark Twain). For a watermelon with angelic flavour confirm the following: glossy colour without blemishes, well balanced in terms of portion and if you knock it softly it should be giving you a deep and empty sound.
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Always remember that the outside can sometimes deceive from what’s really inside.
Nevertheless, the above instructions should lead you to buying the freshest fruits in the market. The next time you are at your local fruit market you may even show to someone that the fruit they hold is not fresh.
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