What to look for when shopping for vegetables
- Avoid fruit and vegetables with visible bruising and brokens skins.
- Green vegies should be rich in colour and crisp, avoid green vegies that are turning a little yellow or going soft
- Pick firm potatoes that have no green spots or any sprouts sticking out.
- Carrots should be bright, firm and crunchy, don’t buy them if they’re a little bendy.
- Always check the stems of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages and lettuce for rot, and avoid if you find it.
- Mushrooms should look plump and never be shrivelled or feel slick.
- When purchasing an entire pumpkin check to see if it sounds hollow when tapped and feels firm all over.
- Leafy greens such as spinach and kale should be fresh and crisp and bought from the refrigerated section.
What to look for when shopping for fruit
- Orange should be firm, heavy and smell citrusy.
- Apples should be nice and firm, avoid any that have tiny holes in them that suggests bugs.
- Peaches, mangoes, pineapples and apricots should all smell sweet when ripe.
- Melons should feel heavy and have a hollow sound when you tap them.
- Berries can get mould quickly, so buy them when you plan to eat them.
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