Kristina runs Rawfully Organic in Houston, currently the largest raw foods co-op in the U.S., dedicated to help communities co-operate and share in seasonal and affordable bounty.
When picking ripe fruit, it is essential for the fruit to appeal to your five senses:
Sight---richer colors Smell—sweeter to the sniffle Touch—softer to the touch Taste—tastes sweeter Noise—listening for ripe fruits
Ripe fruit not only tastes sweeter, but also has more nutritional value. The starches from unripe fruits are converted to sugars that are more easily used by the body. These sugar are carbohydrates that keep you better fueled for the day. In addition, fruits bring you more bang for your buck in the sense of nutritional value in regards to how much that you are actually getting from your food. You get a LOT!
In this video, Kristina displays the majority of fruits that you will find available to you to eat, and these fruits are essential to get a good variety when going raw.
She has taken a combination of the produce available from the Rawfully Organic box as well as included a few more specialty items to show you. You will be able to find most of these available to you depending on where you live. This is to help you know when to eat your fruit ripe. These are easy fruit ripening tips! It's the Ripe Fruit for You!
Kristina's FullyRaw Recipe Competition begins on May 21st, and she is giving away a FREE VITAMIX BLENDER as well as 120+ Low Fat Raw Vegan Recipes! Please sign up to share recipes at FullyRaw Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fullyrawkristina