Find Better Fruits and Vegetables by Weight, Not LooksFood

Find Better Fruits and Vegetables by Weight, Not Looks

Adam Dachis , Gawker Media

Find Better Fruits and Vegetables by Weight, Not Looks

When shopping for fruits and veggies, it's natural to pick the ones that look the best and the freshest, but there might be a better way to judge produce. Redditor Jackytar suggests weight instead.

Why? Because heavier produce holds more water. Jackytar argues this is better in the case of oranges because you want a juicy orange. Delightfully named redditor Dungmaggot explains this is a good way to judge all produce:

This is true of almost all produce but especially fruit. Apples, oranges, lemons, peaches, plums, grapes... Don't select them by their looks, pick them up. They should feel heavier in the hand than they look like they should. If the produce feels heavy then check it for bruises or moldy bits. If it passes both tests then you've got your produce.

For more tips on selecting the best produce, check out our complete guide .

Select oranges by how heavy they are. Heavier = juicier = better | Reddit

Photo by Moyan Brenn.

Comments ()

X
Sort By:
Be the first one to review.

Suggested for you

Subscribe to latest stories

Trending on social

Editor's Pick This week

  • Treat Yourself as You Would a Friend to Get Through Hard TimesTreat Yourself as You Would a Friend to Get Through Hard Times
  • The Easiest Way to Get Started Running: Mind Your Breath, Not TimeThe Easiest Way to Get Started Running: Mind Your Breath, Not Time
  • How Your Personal Rituals Impact Your Health (and How to Build Them)How Your Personal Rituals Impact Your Health (and How to Build Them)


Subscribe for latest stories