Get insider tips to hack the way you shop.
Going to the grocery store is a routine part of so many lives, but these regular visits can really break the bank over time. A recent decade-long investigation of grocery stores has led to revelations that may forever change the way you approach buying food. With the help of author and entrepreneur Michael Ruhlman, we are going to uncover the best ways to save money and be healthier when you shop. Check out these five secrets to learn something new and spread the word to your loved ones.
Don't Buy the Wrong Produce
Since consumers have come to expect all kinds of produce all year round, it can lead to less than stellar products for sale. Supermarket tomatoes, for example, are picked when they are still green and hard as a rock, far from the ripening stage. These not-quite-ready tomatoes can often travel long distances and they are then gassed with ethylene which turns them bright red so that they look ripened even if they actually aren’t. To buy the freshest tomatoes, go for the ones that don’t have a uniform color and have cracks or imperfections. The uglier the tomato, the tastier it will be.