Avocado 101

Avocado 101

Say “avocado” and most people almost coo. It’s like the creamiest best addition to everythingSalads, sandwiches, eggs, chips, fish—on its own—avocado is just as tasty as it is healthy (good fats, what, what!). But do you know your avocado facts? We recently got the avocado 101 from Hass Avocados on how to pick an avocado, how to best ripen it, store it and so, so much more!

How to Pick an Avocado

At the store, check the outside color of the skin of the avocados for any that are darker in color than the others. Color alone does not determine ripeness, but these may be riper than Hass Avocados with lighter skin. Check the outer skin of the avocado for any large indentations as this may be a sign that the fruit has been bruised and should not be purchased.

How to Know If an Avocado Is Ripe

Step One: Place the avocado in the palm of your hand.

Step Two: Gently squeeze without applying your fingertips as this can cause bruising.

Step Three: If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure, you know it’s ripe and ready to eat. If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure, it is considered still “firm” and will be ripe in a couple of days. If the avocado feels mushy or very soft to the touch, it may be very ripe to overripe.

Read the original article here: Fit Bottomed Eats

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