Choosing fresh fruit often feels like a guessing game, but you can stack the odds in your favour. Just compare the firmness of the fruit to how different parts of your face feel to your touch.
As the always-resourceful blog One Good Thing by Jillee suggests, you can use the “face test” to check the ripeness of many types of fruits, including avocados, peaches and kiwis. Squeeze the fruit gently. If it feels about the same firmness as when you push lightly on the tip of your nose, the fruit is just right. If it feels harder, like your forehead, it’s not ripe enough yet. And if it feels soft like your cheek, it’s probably too ripe.
Hit up the post at One Good Thing by Jillee for lots more advice on choosing ripe fruit.
Taking the Guesswork out of Choosing Fresh Fruit! [One Good Thing by Jillee]