Cauliflower and broccoli – the tops should be tight and compact, their stems firm and tight. Broccoli tops should be dark green while cauliflower tops creamy, white and without black spots.
Carrots – bright orange and firm to the touch. Avoid carrots with little hairy sprouts coming out of their sides. Preferably buy carrots with their leafy stalks on as they lose moisture from the top.
Eggplants or Brinjals – smooth skin, firm to the touch. Press skin lightly and see if indentations remain. If so, then its old. Fresh ones will have tight skins that smooth back up after pressing. Much like our own skin.
Fruits – best way is to look for lively colors and smell them. Their smell should make you salivate. If it smells fermented or off, then it probably is. If it puts a smile on your face, whatcha waiting for?
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