12 Grocery Hacks That Guarantees You The Freshest Fruits And Vegetables
by Ellie / August 15, 2016
Remember the time when you were a little kid shopping at the grocery store with your mom and watched as she performed all sorts of rituals on the fruits and vegetables to find the freshest? It may have seemed weird at the time and made you question her sanity, but now that you're grown older and have probably picked a few bad batches, here are 12 tricks to always make sure you get the best pick!
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Feel the tassels (the hairy ends) and make sure they are brown and sticky, not dry and black for the sweetest and freshest pick.
Bell peppers naturally have a very shiny exterior when fresh. When taking your picks, make sure they are firm, wrinkle-free, and has that organic shine. This rule is applicable to all pepper colors.
Like most other vegetables, you want to make sure the exterior is smooth and shiny. Give it a gentle press with your fingers and if it bounces right back then you have a winner.
For all winter squashes, look for the following: a hefty weight, a firm and dry stem with an evenly matte exterior color.