How to check ripen fruits? Important grocery hack you should know

Definitely, until my mom told me about these tips I was not good in selecting fruits. It was the most difficult task for me to buy completely ripen fruits.

Sometimes they were ‘over-ripen’, tasteless and sometimes they were ‘yet to ripe’ and sour. I’m so glad that I came to know about these easiest methods to find ripe fruit. There are many fruits available on earth but mentioned are the ones for which I know the trick! Don’t ask me about the rest. I’m still not good at them!

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Unripe avocados are eatable but there will not be a creamy texture. Flavor and taste of raw avocado sucks!! Raw avocados(Bright green) takes 4-5 days to ripe (Purple black). Refrigeration slows the process hence always store at room temperature.


Raw watermelons are rich with Vitamin C & D but nobody likes to eat raw watermelon! These fruits contain a lot of water which helps to keep the body hydrated. Always look for the yellow spot on watermelon for the reddish spongy yield. Wrap the half cut watermelon in zip lac bag or any thin plastic bag and then store in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for a long time.



Flip the pineapple over and sniff the stem end. A sweet scent is generally considered the most important aspect of choosing a ripe pineapple. If it has no scent, it’s probably not ripe.



Ahh! Easy to choose. Raw ones are whitish pink and hard. Bright red colored strawberries are sweet and fruity. A study says strawberries can cure most of the diseases. Then what are you waiting for? Go and buy!!



Compared to other fruits these are less preferred fruits. Kiwifruit is sweet and tangy. We often see slices of this fruit in cake decorations. Unripe kiwis are very tangy in taste, softly press your thumb on Kiwi fruit, if you see the thumb indent on fruit then the fruit is perfect to eat.  Over-ripen fruits will be too soft hence rot very soon.



This is the most preferred fruit worldwide. Gives instant energy and serves as a meal in an emergency, no-food-available scenarios. Every part of the banana plant is useful. Indians use the banana stem, raw banana in the cooking. Bright yellow bananas are a perfect choice.



No big brain is required! Just choose a brightly colored, plump berry. Somewhere I read that this plant species belongs to Rose family. Now don’t ask ‘Red rose’?? HA!



These are very rarely used fruits. But believe me, this fruit has dozens of health benefits. Veins of Cantaloupes will be smooth if it is ripe and also there should be orange color in between, not green!



Papayas don’t have any particular symptom to check whether they are ripe or not. Sometimes even the green papayas are ripened and good to eat but a good suggestion is to look for the bright yellow papayas for a sweet flavor.


38 thoughts on “How to check ripen fruits? Important grocery hack you should know

  1. Miss Ai says:

    Great hacks! I always love buying bananas. They’re awesome and they make a good afternoon snack too!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah! Bananas give instant energy.

  2. krish says:

    Yes many of us go wrong while picking up fruits…you have given nice helpful.suggestionns for selecting the right one..
    Thank yoi

    1. Hackytips says:

      Glad you found it useful!

  3. I’d be showing this to my mother now! The grocery man could no more cheat us – i’m glad.

    1. Hackytips says:

      haha! I’m glad you found it useful 🙂

  4. Not Taught At School says:

    Some really great tips in this article, I didn’t even realise some of the things you mention but will be checking in the future.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  5. Nina says:

    I just learned about the watermelon and of course I needed to teach my husband about it. He comes home with the best watermelon in store now!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Wow! I’m glad you find it useful.

  6. This is a good read. I’ve always wondered if ripen fruits are eatable. I only eat ripe bananas if they still look okay!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Ripen fruits are off course eatable! 😀

  7. pujarinimitra says:

    This is a great guide to check ripen fruits. I am pretty bad at this and learnt something new today.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  8. Miisha Bangiya says:

    This is very helpful. Sometimes, I have a hard time with avocados. Thank you so much for the great tips x

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah, Avocados are difficult.

  9. My husband is whom does the groceries, but this is good to know. Thanks!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are lucky 🙂

  10. I have to agree that your writing skills are amazing as your review is lovely. Unfortunately, it does not suit my skin.

    1. Hackytips says:

      This is not about any skin solution. These are grocery shopping tips 🙂

  11. iamlauren92 says:

    Great tips. Especially when trying to minimise food wastage

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yup! Buy the perfect fruit and never waste anything.

  12. Iam Christine Ong says:

    This article is very helpful… thanks 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  13. Adaeze Bolt Bethel says:

    Thanks for sharing this helpful post. Checking ripe fruit these days is not a problem. I just can’t explain why one picks a not so ripe fruit from the fruit shop, and by evening it is already getting rotten.

    1. Hackytips says:

      We need more people like you 🙂

  14. Matija says:

    These are some good hacks, although, I kinda prefer the more hard strawberries, and will probably pick the not ready ripe ones, and the cantaloupes, I didn’t even know about the orange part to look for, thank you for telling me.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh! Yeah some people prefer to eat them like that!

  15. Great…. Now i can’t go wrong choosing the right ones ….. Thanks….

    1. Hackytips says:


  16. Great hacks for shopping fruits n vegetables

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  17. I suck at choosing watermelons. May be your tips can help me now.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Hope this tip helps!

  18. blair villanueva says:

    When buying bananas, I prefer those who are yet to ripe because it last longer. Only buy ripe fruits when you know that you need to consume them all.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah! That’s a good tip 🙂 Usually Bananas will take 2-3 days to ripe.

  19. So helpful, wow. I often get confused with avocados sometimes I think they are already ripe but once I open them still needs a day or two.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah they are difficult to pick..

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