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Buying fruit and vegetables to get the best produce and value for money is not just a matter of reaching for the nearest on the shelf.

Thereโ€™s a whole science to it.

Next time you go shopping you better make some notes because there follows some great tips.

1. Pick by Weight

Pick by Weight

Instead of sifting through the fruits and picking out the most perfect looking ones, concentrate instead on the weight of them.

The heavier the fruit is, the juicier it is going to be.

The heavier the vegetable, the denser the pulp.

2. Smaller is Better

Smaller is Better

Always opt for the smaller fruits and vegetables on the shelves as they tend to be both sweeter and more savory respectively.

Size doesnโ€™t always mean better in the world of fresh food!

3. Smell

Smell

Donโ€™t be afraid to smell fruit before putting in your basket.

Ripe and ready fruits will always emit a strong smell.

For best results, always smell from the bottom of the fruit.

4. Color Doesnโ€™t Always Matter

Color Doesnโ€™t Always Matter

The best fruits and vegetables arenโ€™t always the ones that match the perfect examples we see in magazines and cookery books.

For example, mangoes that are red arenโ€™t any riper than green ones;

they are just a different variety.

5. Pineapple Exception

Pineapple Exception

The one key exception to the color rule is the pineapple.

While greened-based pineapples are perfectly fine to eat, picking one with a yellow base will lead to a slightly better taste.

6. Root Tops

Root Tops

It is always better to get root vegetables that still have the tops attached to them, as it is an indicator that they are going to taste but fresher and sweeter than those whose tops have already been removed.2

7. Stalks and Leaves

Stalks and Leaves

When comparing leafy and stalky vegetables, you want shiny, turgid looking leaves and a nice full and firm stalk as this indicates the health of the vegetable.

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