Ask the produce clerk/manager in your grocery store! The one I frequent, I'll often ask "what are the sweetest oranges you have right now?" or "the blackberries were amazing last week ago - how's the most recent shipment?" Most of the time they'll actually cut open a sample and let me try for myself (especially if they know it's really good, because they know I'll buy!).
Check out your local farmers markets. I am sure the farmers will be able to tell you what to look for. I talk to the people in the stalls all the time. Sometimes i buy their produce and sometimes i don't. you can also check out CSA's. They send you the freshest of the fresh (if you choose to buy one), but they have helped me as well make sure i am purchasing the freshest
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I haven't found one specifically on here, but the google machine usually works well ;)
For apples, basically look for ones that don't have soft spots. Green beans should be firm and, well, green. Eggplant, I have no idea. For things like peppers and tomatoes, find ones that don't have soft spots.
Avocados are a bit more difficult. You want one that's slightly soft all over (perfectly ripe). If you aren't going to use one for a few days after you buy it, get one that's firm to the touch and it will ripen on the counter.
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Is there a guide on here that says what to look for when buying fresh fruits or veggies? A few examples are how to tell if a fruit/veggie is underipe, overly ripe, or what I should look for to find food with the most flavor and nutrients. A good example is my knack for always getting sour, dry oranges, I think I have found a good one and its either sour or dry.
Its the same things with apples or veggies like eggplants, green beans, etc. I kind of know what to look for, not really for the most part. Any articles or advice would be appreciated, I think if I can pick them better it might end up in a better experience overall when trying food or cooking them.
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