Fruit & Vegetable Buying Guide

When we enter the seasons of abundance (late spring, summer and late summer), I’m always confronted with loads of questions regarding how to choose, store and purchase all of the fruits and veggies that we find (conveniently) stocked on the grocery store shelves. If you’ve ever shopped around from say a farmers market, local grocer or a big chain store, you’ve likely noticed a huge difference in the quality of their produce. This can either be due to environmental conditions, pesticides or chemicals used in growing (or lack thereof), or length of travel from the time they’re harvested to where they’ve actually sold (maybe hundreds of miles!). Either way, when we have so many choices, we always want to make an effort to make the best choice possible, and here are a few of my guidelines for buying and storing fruits and veggies (with the added bonus of knowing what nutrients they pack in!).

GUIDE: Fruit & Veggie Buying Guide


Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN |

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