Discover simple tips and tricks so that when you go to buy fruits, you always buy the ones that are in the best condition, and are the most appropriate options.
The most abundant season for a variety of fruits is undoubtedly summer. With the arrival of this season, fruits rich in abundance of liquids make their presence, which in addition to hydrating us, refresh us and provide us with their vitamins, a whole source of health.
The fruit can be consumed by pieces or blended into juices that must be taken at the time of making it so that the fruit does not lose its vitamins. We can also consume it in salads.
As a source of health and benefit for our body, fruit provides us with vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fructose that will help us carry out our activities, thanks to its fiber content it helps us maintain a regulated digestive system and burn calories.
Be careful with the amount of fruit you buy
It is usually very common that, when we go to buy fruits and vegetables, we do not know how to measure how much we are going to use for a certain recipe, or in short, how much we are going to consume in the following days. Thus, we tend to buy more than necessary, and both the fruit and vegetables that we have purchased in the supermarket or at the market end up spoiling as days go by.
When you go to buy fruit, do it in small quantities so you will avoid spoiling. It is better to go several times in a week to the supermarket (for example, because we have run out of apples or because we have already finished with the handle of bananas), than not having to throw away the food because it has gone bad quickly because we have not eaten it .
Always choose fruits at their optimum point of ripeness
Just as we tend to buy fruit in excess, we must also bear in mind that, if we are going to consume it in the next few days, it is in its optimal state of ripeness. But this depends directly on the piece of fruit that we are going to acquire.
Remember that it is not appropriate or pleasant to go around squeezing the fruit in the greengrocer every time we go to buy some kiwis or persimmons. Thus, the best thing is to ask the fruit vendor so that he is the one who offers us the fruit that we have chosen at its appropriate point of ripeness.
It is evident, for example, that we must avoid fruit that already appears spoiled or with insects. And in turn, there are different tricks to know if a fruit is ripe or not. In the case of avocados, for example, just try to remove the top, which is what joins it from the branch of the tree. If it comes off easily, and its interior has a yellow-green color, it will mean that it is at its optimum point of consumption.
With one caveat: we can buy bananas somewhat green, since it is common for them to ripen quickly in the next few days, even more so if we are in summer and it is hot.
Also, always choose them fresh, and that they do not have bumps or too ripe. When it comes to keeping them in the fridge, put them in individual plastic bags and poke holes in the bag.
Use an individual bag
It would be advisable not to mix different types of fruit in the same bag, as they all do not ripen at the same time, and any that is overripe or spoiled will harm the healthy piece of fruit.
If you have children and it is difficult for them to eat fruit, an idea that usually works is to make “fruit skewers”. Use the sticks with which meat skewers or skewers are usually made and cut different types of fruit into square pieces and then you puncture them on the stick. You can encourage the child to help you prepare them. They like to participate, they feel important when they see that they are helping you.