The color and texture of a ripe avocado are uniform. If it looks discordant in its colors, there are a lot of chances that it is spoiled, or not ripe yet. If it presents black spots, it means that it is spoiled.
Press gently the fruit with a finger on 3 to 4 different spots to make sure it is ripe enough. If you don't feel much resistance, without going to deep (and leaving no marks on the peel), your avocado is perfectly ripe!
Finally, under the stem, if you see a yellow or light green flesh, it means that your fruit is under-ripe. But if it is brown, your avocado is probably over-ripe.
Its melting texture makes it ideal to match with fish. But as is, just as a snack, it can be delicious as well! Find out how to prepare your avocado with this recipe selection!
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