A Cook Shares 11 Tips on Choosing Tasty Vegetables and Fruits

How to choose the best fruits and vegetables? A confectioner Maria Troitskaia shares useful tips that will help you navigate better among all the varieties of products available in supermarkets, especially if you still prefer shiny apples.
Specifically for Bright Side, she collected tips and recommendations about what you should pay attention to if you want to choose the most flavorful and useful fruits and vegetables for your future culinary masterpieces. And don’t miss the bonus at the end of the video – some tips on how to choose a good avocado!

Tomatoes 0:34
Watermelon 1:23
Bell pepper 2:22
Apples 3:13
Cherries 3:46
Plums 4:32
Cucumbers 5:00
Bananas 5:47
Pears 6:24
Kiwi 6:54
Lemons 7:16
Bonus 7:48

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- It’s pretty easy to spot nitrate tomatoes in a store — they are elastic but not firm. If you press it, you won’t see a trace of your fingerprint left on the tomato. Good tomatoes should be soft to the touch.
- Opt for a medium-sized watermelon. Bright, contrasting stripes and a shiny crust are the indicators of its ripeness. A ripe watermelon has a dry tail because when a watermelon ripens it stops taking moisture from the ground.
- The heavier the bell pepper, the juicier it is. Its tail should be green and firm. Search for peppers without orange spots — they indicate that the pepper has become a victim of insects.
- An apple should be firm and heavy by weight. Don’t buy shiny apples. In order to make fruit look good, manufacturers coat them with wax or natural resins.
- Buy cherries during high season — in June or July. The berries are more nutritious, tastier, and cheaper at this time.
- When buying plums, opt for fruits with a homogenous color. Also, avoid buying cracked plums, as well as plums with dents, stains, and other injuries.
- Give your preference to the cucumbers that are a bright green color. They should be firm to the touch. If a cucumber is fresh, the color of its skin should be saturated, without any shine.
- Look for bananas that are a bright yellow color. Small dots on their peel indicate that the banana is ripe and is ready to be used. However, you shouldn’t store this type of banana for more than 2 days -or it will overripen.
- A ripe pear can be easily identified by a bright aroma. The fruit itself should be neither very firm nor too soft and there should be no damage or dent on its peel.
- When choosing kiwi, place one fruit between your thumb and index finger and squeeze it — a ripe fruit will be soft but elastic.
- A ripe lemon has a shiny peel as if it was polished. Also, pay attention to the smoothness of the peel — the lemons from the first crop have a smooth peel.
- An avocado’s skin should be a little pebbled, but there should be no severe dents that could indicate bruises.

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