FAQ#11: Ask The Expert
Does the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables depend on how ripe they are?
The nutritional value of produce depends on many different factors, including weather, amount of sunlight, storage conditions and also, when it is picked. However, differences in nutrition between ripe and unripe produce are likely small since produce is usually picked when it is close to ripe. The nutrition information that is posted for fresh produce in the supermarket is based on analysis of items that were selected at the supermarket so that it reflects what you are purchasing. See tips on selection and storage of different fruits and vegetables.
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