How to shop for fruits and veggies

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PHOENIX -- If you want to be healthy, you have to eat your fruits and vegetables. When you're shopping, though, it can be difficult to tell what produce is best -- the ripest, the freshest, the best buy.

Janet Little, a nutritionist from Sprouts, shared some tips with Scott Pasmore.

First, thumping melons doesn't do a thing.

Little said she likes to smell melons and explained that there should be some type of aroma of the fruit.

"When you bring it home, leave it on the counter top for a day or two," she said. "Let it ripen and freshen, and then cut it."

The key to buying fruits and vegetables is choosing what's in season, Little said.

Vegetables should be firm when you squeeze them and artichokes should "speak to you."

For more information, log onto www.sprouts.com.