Choose Ripe Produce Using Your Senses

Have you ever picked up every piece of produce in the barrel and still ended up with a bitter, unripe piece of fruit? Even worse, have you ever brought home a big, juicy melon on a hot summer day only to see a look of disappointment on your kids’ faces when they bite into a grainy, tasteless slice? Pure defeat. Choosing the ripest produce is not necessarily common knowledge and can be difficult considering the rules vary from fruit to fruit. But don’t worry, the disappointment stops here! We’ve gathered all of the tips you need to choose the ripest, sweetest fruits this summer. It’s actually pretty simple if you think about it as using the five senses: touch, sight, smell, hear and taste. Touch There are two things to remember when performing the touch test. First, evaluate the … [Continue reading]