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5 Steps To Fruit Perfection

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(NC) - While shopping the fruit aisles, keep your senses sharp - touch, smell and sight play a significant factor in choosing the perfect Ontario tender fruit.

  1. Select fruit that is firm and fragrant.

  2. Remove immediately from the container in which it was purchased and sort according to ripeness.

  3. Store ripe fruit in the refrigerator or enjoy right away.

  4. To ripen firm fruit, store at room temperature and out of direct sunlight in a loosely closed paper bag for a day or two.

    NOTE: Plastic bags are not suitable for ripening fruit, as they will trap moisture and air, which can cause premature spoilage, so always use paper bags.

  5. Once ripe, store tender fruit in the refrigerator for up to one week or rinse/wash fruit and enjoy immediately.

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