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How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-5

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

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Important points to remember while selecting

Fruits and vegetables should be:
• Seasonal
• Clean
• No mould growth & bruises or spots

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Fruits & Vegetables

Quality Indicators

Grapes

Firm, Stem should be beige to brown

Water melon

Dark green and dull appearance not shiny

Strawberries

Deep red, strong flavour

Mangoes

Full, plump & rounded

Tomato

Firm, deep red, plump

Green leafy vegetables (E.g.: Spinach, cabbage, broccoli)

Green not pale or brown & wilted, crisp stem

Apple

Firm with smooth skin, heavy for their size

Oranges

Peel should be firm, smooth texture

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How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-3

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

 

Greens -Amaranth, coriander, curry leaves, methi, spinach.

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  • Should always be green and crisp

 

Root vegetable- Onions, carrots, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes.

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  • It must have smooth skin, smell fresh.

  • Avoid choosing green potatoes & the ones with buds (sprouted).

How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-2

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies.

Tomatoes

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  • It must be of a rich red color, soft but firm with a smooth outer skin.

  • The redder means riper.

               

  Mushrooms

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  • Choose mushrooms which have a smooth surface without blemishes

  • It must be dry, with firm caps and stems with no yellowing.