Fresh fruit is wonderfully juicy and delicious. But enjoying fruit when it has ripened just right can be a little tricky. Some fruits will ripen on your counter after you buy them — bananas, cantaloupe, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plantains, and plums. To ripen them even faster, put them in a loosely-closed paper bag (not plastic). If your fruit has fully ripened and you are still not ready to eat it, store it in the refrigerator, but don’t forget about it. Food thrown away is money thrown away — enjoy fruit fresh!