How to pick the perfect avocado

How to pick the perfect avocado, avocados, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/pick-perfect-avocadoIsn’t it frustrating to cut into an avocado only to find a brown, slimy mess inside? This can be very disappointing! We love avocados and use them all the time.  If you are like us, then you need to learn how to pick the perfect avocado.

I cannot tell you how many times that we have bought avocados at the market to find out they were already bad.  There is nothing worse than craving guacamole and not having avocados.

Avocados are usually sliced open just before serving, so finding a brown mess is especially frustrating. But worry no more!

There’s a simple, foolproof way to tell whether you will discover a creamy, decadent green interior or a brown slimy mess the next time you cut open an avocado.

How to pick the perfect avocado

Peel back the small stem or cap at the top of the avocado. If it comes away easily and you find green underneath, you’ve got a good avocado that’s ripe and ready to eat. That’s the kind of fruit you want to take home with you.

On the other hand, if you pull back the stem and find brown underneath, the avocado is overripe, and you’re likely to find brown spots inside the fruit.

If the stem doesn’t come off, the fruit is not yet ripe enough to eat.  We have all gotten an avocado that was not ripe and tried to make it work.  It is just not the same!

Do you use this trick? Or do you have another foolproof way of picking perfect avocados?

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