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Produce Saving Strategies: Too Extreme?

Joanie.Demer


Reading your comments on yesterday’s post: Extreme Couponing Tip: Weigh Produce & Save 10%, gave me a topic that deserved to be discussed here.

Is it okay to de-stem or take the tops off produce sold by the pound in order to reduce their weight?

Your comments got me really thinking on this.  I will say that I’ve never ripped the top of a pineapple, and I don’t think I’ve ever cracked the stem off of a broccoli crown, BUT I always look for the crowns with the least stem and if I find a bruised banana in a bunch, I’ll rip it off and buy the rest.   So where’s the line?  I mean, I don’t think any of us are peeling our oranges before placing them in a bag, right?  LOL!  What do you think?

Now, I’m going to venture a guess that there are many of you who have strong opinions on the matter, so let me remind you to keep your comments respectful!  Don’t throw tomatoes!

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