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How Do I Know it is Ripe?

Have you ever returned home from shopping only to see that some of the selections you made from the produce department were mistakes?

A few tips on factoring ripeness!

Potatoes
Did you know that it is essential for you to look at potatoes?
Potatoes can develop a green color. It happens when they are exposed to light and occurs on red or yellow potatoes. The discoloration is a sign. Consuming too much of it may cause nausea, headaches, or stomach aches. Be sure you look.

Pineapple
When you are picking out your pineapple, go ahead and pick it up. Squeeze the fruit and check to be sure that it is firm but not hard. Often, we grab and go and don’t pay attention. One trick used in Hawaii is plucking out a leaf toward the center of the pineapple’s crown. If that leaf comes out easily, then the fruit is ripe and ready to eat.

Tomatoes
When you are on the hunt for tomatoes, let your nose lead you to the best choice. You should be able to smell the tomatoes, especially on the bottom. Look past the plumpness and redness and go to the scent to be sure that you can smell them because, without it, they may be very bland tasting.

Shopping for ripe foods will make for good eating and help save money.

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