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Produce power! What to buy and what to avoid

Christy Pogorelac is a marketing manager and freelance writer who likes to cover topics like entertaining, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. Along with writing, her favorite past-times include date nights with her husband, jogging in the...

How to navigate the produce aisle

All fruits and vegetables found in the produce aisle are not created equal, especially when it comes to choosing the healthiest and most fresh options. In fact, after extended transport times and excessive handling, some of the foods you find in the produce aisle are best left behind. Here are a few grocery guidelines to help you choose the very best produce that your local store has to offer.

Know what's in season

Here is a guide to a few seasonal favorites:

Spring

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  • Asparagus
  • Greens
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries

Summer

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  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Berries
  • Watermelon

Fall

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  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Pears
  • Turnips


Winter

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  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Leeks
  • Winter squash

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