Ideally, you would select fruit and vegetables that were locally produced and in season. The reason for this is simply because they are much more likely to be fresh and therefore higher in vitamins and minerals (micronutrients), and much more flavourful!
Many fruits and vegetables we buy in the supermarket have been grown many miles away, possibly even the other side of the planet! And therefore spending many days in storage; the longer any fruit or vegetable is kept in storage, the lower its nutrient value.
Click here for a great resource on fruits and vegetables that are in season within the UK
However, I appreciate that this is not always possible or convenient! So this page is dedicated to ensuring that you select the best fruit and vegetables when you are in the supermarket and know what to look for. There is nothing more frustrating than buying an avocado, for example, cutting into it only to discover it’s like rubber and no more appetising than the sole of your shoe!
The list below is a guide to help you select the best fruit and vegetables when you’re next out shopping, and how to store them to ensure you get the best out of them. I’ll add to this list as often as I can for your convenience: