When shopping for fruits and vegetables, it’s natural to pick the ones that look the best and the freshest, but there might be a better way to judge produce. Redditor Jackytar suggests weight instead.
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Why? Because heavier produce holds more water. Jackytar argues this is better in the case of oranges because you want a juicy orange. Delightfully named redditor Dungmaggot explains this is a good way to judge all produce:
This is true of almost all produce but especially fruit. Apples, oranges, lemons, peaches, plums, grapes… Don’t select them by their looks, pick them up. They should feel heavier in the hand than they look like they should. If the produce feels heavy then check it for bruises or mouldy bits. If it passes both tests then you’ve got your produce.
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