Do you like to eat avocados?
If you live in California, avocados are not just a fruit: they are a way of life! Even for those who do not live in California, these small green fruits are extremely popular and have an incredible taste, whether sliced on toast or mashed into guacamole. Yet, there are two problems that come with avocados.
One: they are really, perfectly ripe for only two seconds.
Two: nobody knows how to tell when they are perfectly ripe!
Because avocados do not ripen on the tree but on the shelves, they need a little time to become perfect after being harvested. Throughout this process, they end up changing color, which leads us to ...
Step 1: Choose the right color!
Although we usually associate avocados with color green, the truth is that green skin on a avocado is a sign that it is not ready to eat yet. The longer they stay on the shelf, the darker the outside becomes. Generally, a good avocado will have a much darker skin, with an almost purple or black color ...
Step 2: Test the avocado with light pressure.
Color is not the only thing to look for. After all, a really dark avocado is sometimes a muchy avocado and you can not have brown and soft slices in your recipes!
The next step is to gently take the avocado into the palm of your hand and give it a light squeeze. If it gives to pressure just a little, you’ll know your avocado is ready to eat. Too firm or too soft, you should put it back in its place.
Step 3: Do not poke it, just squeeze it lightly!
Although it's tempting to press with your fingertips to test the avocados, don't do it! It's a rookie mistake. Any direct pressure like this will crush the inside of the fruit and ruin your avocado!
Remember to apply pressure with the palm of your hand!
Step 4: Take the perfect avocado home!
Once you have found the perfect avocado, by taking the avocado into the palm of your hand and give it a light squeeze and choosing the right color, take it and make a good recipe! It's so good when they are well chosen!
That's how we choose avocados! Not too much ripe, not too soft! Hoping that these tips will be useful!
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