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Oranges - If you want to avoid dried out oranges, always choose the oranges you buy according to how much they weight in relation to their size. he juice in an orange is what makes it heavy. If an orange is dried out, it will be a lot lighter.


Purchase by Weight - Most fruit is purchased by weight. Don't automatically reach for the biggest pieces of fruit. If you are making a pie, then you may want the big ones. If they are for snacking, a smaller size will usually fill you up.


How to Choose Fruit

 

Apricots

Color and texture. Should be yellow- orange and firm.


Berries

Color. Should be bright.


Cherries

Color and texture. Should be dark in color and firm.


Grapefruits

Color and weight. Color should be greenish yellow. Lighter grapefruits may be dried out inside and weigh less.


Grapes

Should be plump and have flexible stems.


Melons

Smell them. Also, check the stem end. It should be indented and a little soft.
Cantaloupes should be yellowish, with thick, coarse veining and not too soft. Watermelons should be firm and smooth. Try knocking on the rind. You should hear a deep, hollow thump.


Nectarines

Color should be orange, yellow and red.


Oranges

Firm and heavy, with finely textured skins.


Apples

Bright color with no bruises. Firm.


Bananas

Choose them slightly under ripe and allow to ripen at home. Look for a bright yellow color (with some green near the stems). No bruises.


Peaches

Firm, strong color.


Pineapples

Smell it. Look for a small, compact crown, bright leaves, and protruding eyes.


Plums

Soft, but not mushy or brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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