Nutrition Q & A
Do You Have Tips for Buying Fresh Fruits and Veggies?
When buying fresh fruits and vegetables, consider these tips when deciding what vegetables and fruits to buy:
- Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables when in season as prices tend to be lower.
- Shop at local farmers’ markets because local varieties are usually fresher.
- Handle fresh produce carefully. Bruised and damaged fruits and vegetables decay more quickly.
- Produce loses nutrients the longer it sits around, so try to buy fresh what can be used up within a week.