When it comes to selecting fresh, ripe fruit and vegetables, we don’t always know we’re getting the best of the bunch. What we think will be tasty and fresh, can actually turn out to be disappointing when we get home.

When we’re racing around the supermarket, crossing off our shopping list, we often don’t have the time – or knowledge – to make sure that what ends up on our plate is as fresh as it can be.

With a variety of fruit and vegetables comes a variety of ways to discover just how ripe they are, however.

For example, if you’re looking to try out avocados for the first time, you’re going to want ones that are dark green, soft to the touch, and light green at the stem.

Is cauliflower one of your favourite vegetables? Then make sure yours isn’t yellowing with brown spots on the florets.

There are many, many tips and tricks that can help you determine if your fruit and veg are ready. Getting it right can be the difference between a fulfilling meal and one that ends up in the bin.

This infographic by PoundPlace is here to help make sure that the fruit and veg in your basket are at their very best.