Have you ever been in a situation like this, the code you're standing in a supermarket in Baku in front of a counter with exotic fruits and vegetables full of the desire to buy a beautiful exotic fruit, but do not know which one to choose and buy the one that on trial is immature or, on the contrary, spoiled? Surely this happens not so rarely.
Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice about how to choose the most delicious and ripe fruit. Of course, some of the fruits below are not at all exotic for us, but rather everyday, which does not negate the importance of choosing a ripe and good fruit in order to fully enjoy its taste and aroma.
• The color of the peel should be from red to dark red, without dark spots.
• Ripe pomegranate is always heavier than unripened, therefore it is better to choose two more fruits of equal size.
• The pomegranate should be elastic to the touch, but by no means soft - it is a sign that it was frozen.
• There should be no greenery inside the pomegranate whisk. The immature garnet is also signaled by the green color of the "petals" of the corolla.
• The aroma of pineapple should not be too strong, as it is a clear sign that the fruit has overtaken and, perhaps, has already fermented.
• If, after pressing the pineapple skin, a dent remains, it means that you have an overripe fruit. But the green color of the peel is not at all a sign of unattractiveness, but a peculiarity of the variety. Therefore, when choosing pineapple, you should pay attention not to the color itself, but to its homogeneity and the absence of dark spots.
• The leaves of the perfectly ripe pineapple are green, slightly faded at the tips. Completely green leaves produce a fruit that is torn too early.
• Mango fruits can be yellow, green or red - this is not an indicator of maturity, but features of varieties. Moreover, in some varieties both ripe and unripe fruits are colored in the same color. Do not be afraid of dark spots on the peel - they guarantee the ideal maturity of the fruit.
• A mango hard to the touch will be unripe. Ripe mango is soft, but not loose - if the skin can be damaged with a finger, then the fruit has already begun to wander.
• Ripe mango fruits have a sweet and slightly coniferous flavor, which is amplified at the tail.
• Pomelo color can be yellow, green and orange depending on the variety. The uneven coloring of the peel indicates that chemicals were used in the cultivation of citrus, but it is impossible to judge the ripeness of pomel on it.
• The pomelo must be firm to the touch - this guarantees juiciness of the fetus.
• The shape of this giant citrus can be any - from round to pear-shaped, depending on the variety.
• The first sign of papaya maturity is the yellow or orange color of the peel. Green color indicates the immaturity of the fruit, but for certain dishes of Asian cuisine is used is not ripe papaya.
• In the ripeest fruits, the color of the peel is uniform. However, it is worth paying attention to the softness - if the skin is the right color, and the papaya is tough to the touch, there is an immature fruit in front of you.
• Small dark blotches will not affect the taste of papaya, but large dark spots indicate that the fruit is overripe or fermented.
• Wrinkled skin is the main indicator of the maturity of passion fruit. Smooth skin suggests that the fetus has not yet reached the desired degree of ripeness, but it is worth buying this fruit in the event that it is planned to eat in a few days.
• The color of the skin of ripe passion fruit should be purple or yellow, depending on the variety. Green peel - a sure sign that the fruit was harvested until the moment when it reached the required degree of ripeness.
• Passion fruit should be quite heavy - the weight of an ideally ripe and not begun to dry fruit of 8 cm in diameter is about 50 g.
• When choosing feijoa, you need to pay attention to the size - the larger the fruit, the better its taste.
• A ripe fruit should have a sweet smell, similar to the aroma of pineapple.
• The inside of the fruit should be transparent, while the white flesh means that the fruit is immature.
• Do not buy solid fruit, as this is a clear indication that they have not reached the required degree of ripeness.
• The color of ripe quince should be yellow, without green spots.
• Ripe fruit to the touch quite dense and elastic, but hard fruits should not be taken, because they are far from ideal ripeness.
• Strong fragrance is a sure sign of the maturity of quince.
• On the quince skin, there should be no damage, because because of them it quickly starts to deteriorate.
• Quince can be round and pear-shaped, depending on the variety.
• Peel of a ripe avocado can be either brown or bright green - its color is determined by the type of fruit.
• If you shake a ripe avocado, you will hear the knocking of a bone.
• When pressing on the ripe avocado on the peel, a dent should remain. If the fruit does not restore its shape, then it is already overripe.
Exotic and traditional, all fruits are equally pleasantly refreshed in hot Baku weather. Armed with the knowledge that we have gathered for you, you can safely choose fragrant and delicious fruits.
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