How To Determine If A Fruit Is Fresh And Ripe
We can easily determine if a fruit is fresh and ripe by its fragrance or appearance. Here is a list of your favorite fruits and the secrets to get the best and the freshest.
Your favorite fruits and their secrets.
Pick apples that are brightly colored and no bruises. The best apples are firm or hard to the touch.
A relatively firm avocado is ripe but is soft when gently squeezed in the palm of our hand. Ripeness cannot be determined by its color. Gently squeezing it is the best test.
In buying bananas, it is usually best to pick those that are slightly underripe and allow them to ripen at home. The best bananas are bright yellow, have no bruises and slightly green at the stem end. Do not store your bananas in the refrigerator
Bright colored cherries are the best. Cover and store the ripe berries in the refrigerator. Do not wash and remove the stems.
If the cherries are firm and dark in color, it is the sweetest. Refrigerate after buying and eat as soon as possible.
Any kinds of grapes that are plump with flexible stems are the best.
Ripe lanzones fruits are oval or round and have thin skins with milky juice.
If the area around the stem looks plump and round, the mango is ripe. Most mangos sold in the supermarkets aren’t ripe. We can ripen the mangos at home by leaving at room temperature for a day or two.
The secret is in the fragrance to find the sweetest melon. Check and make sure that the blossom end is somewhat indented and soft to pressure.
The best oranges are firm and heavy with finely textured skin, Refrigerate after buying and consume within 2 weeks.
Buy peaches that are firm. Peaches with the best flavor have a well-colored appearance. Peaches once picked, won’t get sweeter. Refrigerate after buying and consume within 5 days.
We can determine a well-ripened pineapple by its fragrance. They must have a small compact crown with richly colored leaves and protruding eyes. Store your pineapples away in direct sunlight.
The best whole watermelons are firm and smooth. To know if the watermelon is ripe without cutting it, gently knock or rap on the rind. If you hear a sound that is deep and hollow, the watermelon is ripe. When you cut it, the inside should have a bright red, firm and juicy appearance.