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How to Pick Perfectly Ripe Produce at Farm Stands Or Grocery Stores

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Before you head to the store or farmer’s market, read these tips for picking perfect produce. Eating more fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways to improve your health, ease some illness symptoms, and reduce the risk of many leading causes of death.

Despite powerful reasons to pack your plate with produce, 9 out of 10 adults fall short of the daily recommended number of servings a day. The recommended amount of produce for adults are:

If you’re going to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, you may be wondering how to pick produce. We all want produce that's ripe enough to taste good but not so ripe that you’ll quickly have to throw it in the trash. After all, you don’t want to waste your hard-earned money on food you can’t eat.

Hand Pick Perfect Produce

Here are tips to help you pick produce with confidence at your local farm stand or supermarket.





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