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How To Pick The Best Fruit At The Supermarket

How To Pick The Best Fruit At The Supermarket

I’ve been on my cooking train lately, and by my many mistakes, I’ve figured out there’s an art to grocery shopping.

My mother’s family are generations of farmers, and I have to tell you they have some great tips and tricks that can only come from years of growing and picking your own fruit. Since I have the opposite of a green thumb, I’ve decided to outsource my advice – and frankly this has helped my own shopping too.

As the living crisis grows worse and fresh, healthy produce gets more and more expensive, it’s more important than ever to know how to shop well and get the best bang for your buck. And honestly, there’s nothing worse than coming home ready to make a guacamole only to find out your avocado is either hard as a rock or the consistency of my mother’s morning porridge.

Below are some of my favourite (and most expensive) fruits that can be a little tricky to figure out. Some other tips and tricks are:

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  • If your artichoke leaves squeak when you rub them together, it’s ready to eat.
  • The heavier the pomegranate, the better. If it surprises you how heavy it is, you should buy it – it’ll be delicious.
  • Figs should be tender, but not mushy. If they have a sour odour, they’re overripe. Don’t waste your dollarz.
  • You’re welcome.

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