29 Jul '15, 1am
Do You Know How to Pick A Durian? And 16 Other Local Fruits?:
Check the stem of the fruit , if it has one. You can tell whether the fruit is picked at the right timing from the stem: Green stem with a slightly firm fruit = Ripe Green stem with very hard fruit = Picked too soon and might be a little gritty when ripened Shriveled dry stem = Overripe Use your senses such as your sight, touch and smell to help you decide. If you have a blocked nose, borrow your shopping buddy’s nose, and both of you can learn to pick fruits together! Buy fruits that are in season. That way, you know you are getting fruits that are at its peak. Though we have an ample supply of fruit throughout the year, seasonal fruit seasons are between June and August, and between November and February every year. If there’s mold on the fruit, you can choose to cut the moldy part away and you can still eat the rest, but you can also choose not to pick that fruit. Brigh...