How to Pick Fresh Produce

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Picking out fruits and vegetables is easy if you know what to look for. Learn about picking out fresh produce at a grocery store or supermarket in this free video on fruits and vegetables.

Series Summary

When buying fruits, vegetables, and other farm-produced goods, freshness is an absolute must. Whether you shop at a supermarket, a greengrocer, or a farmers' market for your produce, there is a basic food inspection ritual you've doubtlessly witnessed which fascinates and even frightens those of us who nourish ourselves entirely on a diet of fast foods. What are they looking for? How do they know which test to run on which vegetable? What is this secret knowledge which allows some to eat fresher than others?

If you want to eat fresh produce, it's beneficial to take your time and really examine the fruits and vegetables you're planning on buying. In this free video series, the manager of a market will teach you how to pick out a number of fruits and vegetables. You'll learn how to choose everything from apples and bananas to kiwis and watermelons, from broccoli and lettuce to yams and celery. You'll also learn which fruits and vegetables should be hard or soft, lightly or darkly colored, and how to tell when a fruit or vegetable is ripe. With these tips, you'll soon find yourself eating only the freshest produce that can be found at the supermarket.

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  • How to Pick Out Celery

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