Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Manager in the Center for Human Nutrition.

How to Pick Out Ripe Honeydew Using the Tap Test (Video)

What are the tricks to choosing a ripe honeydew? There are four ways you can tell if you’re holding a good honeydew. First, try the “tap test”– make sure it feels hollow. Also, the fruit should feel heavy, the skin should be dull and you shouldn’t see any spots. More fruit and veggie posts 9 … Read More

How to Choose the Best Strawberries and Raspberries (Video)

When shopping for strawberries and raspberries, watch out for crushed berries on the bottom of the container that could be spoiled. Also, the berries should be a bright color (no splotches or yellow) and the green tips should be bright. More fruit and veggie posts 9 Veggies and Fruits to Keep on Your Shopping List … Read More