You should have a healthy diet so as that to keep your immune system healthy. Therefore you must regularly purchase fruits and vegetables. Thus after you have established a reliable farm-fresh produce vendor, the next thing to master is the art of selecting fresh fruits and vegetables. It will be essential to buy fruits and vegetables in a fresh state to avoid any risks of infections. There is more to choosing vegetables and fruits rather than looking at the blemishes and any scars. Hence you need to follow some set criteria to guarantee the best selection of fresh fruits and vegetables.
First, you should consider the aroma. You can be able to tell the quality of fruit is by its smell. Therefore before purchasing any fruits and vegetables, you should take time to smell them to guarantee you purchasing quality produce. The smell o the fruits and vegetables will be directly proportional to the taste. Hence good quality fruits will have a sweet fragrant aroma that is pleasing. On the other hand, bad-smelling fruits that have a stinking smell is a sign of stale or rotten. The same case applies to the vegetables, strong, nice fragrant signifies excellent quality.
It would help if you also looked at the color of the vegetables and fruits before purchasing. Fresh fruits and vegetables have a bright and attractive color. Fruits and vegetables that are of high quality will appear lively and appealing. You should avoid purchasing fruits and vegetables that have a dull color since they could be nutrients deprived or not fresh. Fruits and vegetable color tend to fade when exposed to the sun rays for a long time. Therefore go for the fruits and vegetables that have a bright color since you will be assured of freshness and high quality. It is crucial to be sure you are purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables that will be equivalent to the money spent.
Alternatively, it would be best if you also considered the weight of fruits and vegetables. Weight is another determinant that signifies the freshness of the vegetables and fruits. So you should purchase vegetables and fruits that are heavy since it is a sign of good quality. Alternatively, fruits and vegetables that are light in weight could imply low quality. Therefore you should pick the most substantial fruits and vegetables in the market since they will be fresh and safe for human consumption.
To conclude, you should consider the firmness of vegetables and fruits. However, you should keep in mind that firmness may not apply for all fruits and vegetables, and hence you should purchase accordingly. An ideal juicy and moist fruit should be plump to touch and not too hard. Thus you should be able to draw the line between too soft and soft as well as hard when choosing fruits and vegetables. Purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables will be easy since you know of the qualities to look for in the purchase process.