Need a quick reference for shopping for Fall fruits? Here's your 101 for picking the best of what's in season.
Fall is nine days away, and SupermarketGuru wants you to know how to shop for what's in season. Eating “seasonally” will allow you to diversify your diet, save money, and you may discover some produce that you love and didn’t even know existed!
The most abundant seasonal fruits of fall include apples and pears. Their flavors are more delicate and lightly sweet. Season is September through November. But there are many varieties to choose from when selecting fall fruit.
How to Buy: Fruit should feel heavy for its size and have no blemishes. Apples, cranberries, pineapples, grapes, and quince are picked ripe and ready to eat. Citrus should have little or no green tint.
How to Use: Eat fresh singly or mixed with other fruits; add to salads, yogurt, or cereals; bake alone or with poultry and meats.
How to Store: Refrigerate apples, citrus, pineapples, Asian pears, cranberries, figs, quince, and grapes.
Pomegranates can be refrigerated for two or three months. Crack and open them in a bowl of cold water to release the seeds. Pears and persimmons can ripen on the counter; check daily for optimum ripeness.
Smarter Shopping: Fruits that can be refrigerated for weeks warrant buying when on sale.
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