We've all been there at some point: standing in the middle of the produce department wondering if that melon, avocado or pineapple are ripe. We give the fruit a little scratch, a sniff, and even a little squeeze to ensure it is ready to eat. While we may hesitate a bit, we put the fruit in our basket and take it home only to find it it is still too unripe to eat or, worse, completely spoiled.
So what's the solution? To help you become a fruit and vegetable connoisseur we'd like to share a very handy infographic that highlights 19 popular fruits and veggies that typically confuse us as consumers.
For instance, do you know when a mango is ripe? Do you know what to look for before buying cauliflower, mushrooms or green beans? What's the best way to know if tomatoes are ready for eating? You'll get the answer to these and other produce conundrums below. Take a look!
Infographic: How To Pick Fresh Fruits and Vegetables