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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Which pineapple & mango should I buy??

Hmmm......Which one will taste the best?  Do you know which one to choose?  

Here is how to pick the best pineapple:  Can you see the ones that have an orange hue?  Those are the ones that have ripened.  Be careful to check on the bottom for mold though that means it is getting over the hill.  Avoid pineapple with brown leaves too.  You can also smell the sweetness of a ripe pineapple.

Here's how to pick the best mango: I have found that you have to get the ones that are already soft to the touch at the grocery store.  Otherwise, they never really seem to ripen at home.  Also, make sure that the skin is not wrinkly because that means it is going bad.

One little trick to ripen fruit faster is by using ethylene gas!  Ethylene gas is what triggers a fruit to ripen.  Some fruits produce it naturally like apples & pears.  So, put your fruit in a paper bag with an apple and fold down to speed up the ripening process.

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