Picking the right fruit in the market can be confusing, as there are so
many conflicting opinions on the best ways to determine which fruit is
worth purchasing. While it may seem intimidating trying to tackle this
large task of knowing which fruit is going to be great when you get home,
versus realizing you pick a piece of fruit that was too ripe or not quite
ready to truly enjoy. We at Greater El Monte Community Hospital believe
healthy living starts with healthy eating, which is why we have created
an easy and informative guide in choosing fresh fruit at the market.
The following are key elements to look out for when picking produce:
- Bright color – The exterior is the first thing to consider when picking
fruit. Once you’ve verified there are no bruises, blemishes, or
pests, you’ll want to see which fruits have the brightest and most
inviting colors. The best fruits will be entirely saturated in vibrant
color. A white sheen or underdeveloped color means the fruit is either
not ripe or has been deprived of the sun. Fruits with stems should not
be brown in color, as a green stem indicates the fruit is fresher.
- Heavy weight and median firmness – Fruit should be firm, but not
incredibly hard, as this could be an indication the produce won’t
be juicy. Also, the heavier the fruit, the more likely it is to be juicy
and crisp, as opposed to dry and unappetizing.
- Aroma – Fruit should smell exactly how it is going to taste, as unripe
fruits smell like nothing.
We have served our community for over 40 years, which is why we are so
dedicated to making sure everyone is well-versed in the art of eating
for a healthy lifestyle. At Greater El Monte Community Hospital, we believe
in providing genuinely helpful medical care and advice, and we know that
starts with your daily habits. If we can make a difference in just one
person’s life by making sure they subscribe to healthier eating
practices such as incorporating fruit into their everyday life, we will
consider that one person’s improved health a success story.
For exceptional medical care you can trust to keep your best interests
in mind at all times,
contact us today by calling (626) 579-7777.