TIP OF THE DAY: How To Tell If A Pear Is Ripe…& Ways To Serve Pears

World Pear Day is December 8th. Pears are one of the few fruits that don’t ripen successfully on the tree. They’re picked when they have reached full size, but before the onset of ripening. It sounds simple: To test if a pear is ripe, apply gentle pressure to the neck area (photo #1). If it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Ripen Fruit

[1] Just pop fruits that need to be ripened in a paper bag (photo © Good Eggs). [2] The riper the banana, the faster it will help to ripen the other fruits (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Before you can dig into the creamy flesh, you need to ripen an avocado (photo © Aldi).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Identifying A Ripe Avocado

Avocado is a fruit that does not ripen on the tree: It needs to be picked first. Depending on the variety and other factors, it then takes three to six days to ripen at room temperature. To speed ripening, place the avocado(s) in a lightly-closed paper bag with two or three apples or bananas. The…
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