How to Pick the Perfect Ripe Avocado

Shopping for the perfect avocado can be a challenge. If you’re looking for how to pick the right avocado, you’re not alone. 

How to Tell if an Avocado is Ripe

While skin color can help determine the freshness of an avocado, it’s not always the best indicator. Essentially, ripeness is going to be determined by consistency.

Press Down by the Stem. A quick light squeeze is all that you’re going to need. You don’t need to press on the sides either.

How to Pick the Perfect Avocado

Avoid Dark Blemishes. If you see any dark blemishes on the skin, it’s a sign that it could be past its prime.

Don’t Worry About Texture. Besides, different avocado varieties will have different textures; for example, the tropical avocado has a smooth skin while the Hass has a pebbling texture.

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