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How to buy the ripest produce every time

Yardbarker Logo By Matt Sulem of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 21: Buying fresh vegetables is pretty straightforward. Firm veggies should be firm, while leafy green veggies should be leafy and green. If anything looks, smells, or tastes off—chuck it! However, fruit is a bit trickier. Some are picked ripe, others ripen at the store, a few types take a while to ripen, and there are different ways to determine ripeness in every fruit. To help on your next supermarket sweep, here’s your guide to buying the ripest produce every time.

How to buy the ripest produce every time

Buying fresh vegetables is pretty straightforward. Firm veggies should be firm, while leafy green veggies should be leafy and green. If anything looks, smells, or tastes off—chuck it! However, fruit is a bit trickier. Some are picked ripe, others ripen at the store, a few types take a while to ripen, and there are different ways to determine ripeness in every fruit. To help on your next supermarket sweep, here’s your guide to buying the ripest produce every time.

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