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Different fruits have different nutritional values and have different ways of being stored, eaten and shelf life.
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Cherries taste good eaten off of the stems or made into a healthy dessert or dish.
The season for these is very short, so be sure to make the most of it!
Look for firm, large fruit with stems attached. They should be brightly colored in shades of red, pink, gold, burgundy, or even black.
Stay away from cherries that have brown spots or are small and hard. If they're too soft, they're over ripe and won't be very good to eat.
They are sensitive to temperature so keep them in the refrigerator's vegetable compartment in a bag with lots of holes (perforated) so they can breathe.
Don't wash them until you're ready to use them, and try to store them in a single layer so they won't get bruised.
These tend to go bad quickly so use them as soon as possible after purchase.
They come in both sweet and sour varieties.
Sour are usually used in pies and for canning, as sugar needs to be added.
Sweet ones are great just as they are and can also be used in drinks, fruit salad, or as a beautiful (edible) garnish.
Learn some facts and nutrition information on a popular breakfast fruit.
Grapefruit makes a healthy on the run breakfast, lunch snack or after work pick me up.
This wonderful citrus fruit is also known as the forbidden fruit of Barbados.
Florida produces 37% of all grapefruit grown in the world.
Other states that produce these include Texas, California and Arizona.
This fruit is at its best January through May, but is available year round.
Choose smooth, shiny, firm fruit that feel heavy for their size. Slight blemishes make no difference to the fruit inside.
The Ruby Red variety is sweeter and less acidic than yellow varieties.
Thin skinned fruits have more juice than thick skinned ones. If a grapefruit is pointed at the stem end, it's likely to be thick skinned.
Watch for soft areas, lack of bright color, and soft peel that breaks easily, as these are signs of decay.
The fruit won't taste good if you decide to eat it.
For short periods of time, leave them on the counter top at room temperature.
If you wish to store them longer than that, put them in the refrigerator crisper after purchase for 6 - 8 weeks.