Foodtastic Friday: Is it Ready Yet? Part 3
If you’re looking forward to eating fresh fruits for the summer, then we have some advice on what to look for when you’re at the grocery store. Stock up on all your favorite fruits while the season is in its prime!
Cherries are great during the summer seasons and are a great source of vitamin C. Ripe cherries are still attached to their stems. They are firm and dark. If a cherry feels soft to the touch then that means that they are past their prime, however, they are still edible.
If you are able to see the “eyes” of the coconut, then place your fingers there. In comparison to the rest of the coconut, the eyes should feel soft and dry. Additionally, you should be able to hear the water on the inside sloshing around when you shake it.
Oranges are another form of vitamin C and are easy to detect for ripeness. If the orange appears to be too pale then that means that it hasn’t reached its prime. If the skin looks leathery, then that means that it’s overripe. If the orange is bright and the skin is firm then it’s ready to be eaten.