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Grocery shopping is more than a weekly chore; it’s essential for keeping your family healthy. Here are some secrets from grocery store employees you should be aware of.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether self-reported exposure to large retail NEOP retail program interventions in SNAP eligible neighborhoods was associated with increases in fruit and vegetable purchases. A 23-item street intercept survey was administered as part of this assessment.

1. Look for the Freshness

Grocery store vegetables have typically been picked well before their time, to ensure their survival from farm to market. Unfortunately, this means they may have lost some flavor and nutritional value; so it’s essential that when selecting fresh items it has vibrant colors, firm textures, smells good and is free from soft spots.

Produce is often handled before reaching shelves, leading to contamination by employees and shoppers who manipulate it in various ways before placing it on store shelves. Handling by employees and shoppers may include pinching, prodding or poking to feel out the piece before purchasing it – this increases its susceptibility to spoilage quickly; for this reason it is recommended that all produce be washed thoroughly prior to eating it.

Retailers can reduce food waste further by using produce that has reached the end of its shelf life for prepared dishes such as salad or hot bar items, thus decreasing how often these vegetables must be washed while keeping them out of landfills.

If you want the freshest produce available, look for farmers markets near where you live to buy their fruits and veggies from farms that grow them locally. Farmers markets provide delicious options that will be good for both your health and the environment.

When shopping for vegetables, take into account more than just color and texture to consider factors like size and shape. Planning meals ahead can help prevent overbuying; and to save more money for healthy options you should try limiting impulse items like chips and cookies that tempt you during shopping trips.

2. Check the Color

Consumers can use color as a strong indicator of safety, quality and ripeness of vegetables when shopping. Familiar colors like orange (for carrots), red (for tomatoes) and green (for cucumbers) provide guidance as they make decisions when it comes to shopping decisions.

Search for vegetables with vibrant, uniform colors without bruises, dents or mold. Any dark spots on their skins indicate they were likely transported long distances prior to being harvested fresh.

Online vegetable shopping has become increasingly popular with those looking to save both time and money when purchasing vegetables, as it allows them to only pay for what they receive.

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