How to Pick a good Avocado
We know avocado is a delicious fruit. But the problem is it’s complicated to pick a good avocado from stores or farmers’ markets. To choose a good one, you must have an acquired skill. So here we’ll tell you how to select a good avocado. It will help you to taste the real taste of avocado.
Typically ripe avocados are dark in color ( Dark Brown or Black ). If you want to eat them today, then select dark brown avocados. If you are planning to use avocados after a couple of days, then it is better to choose the green ones. But there’re different types of avocados. Some of them are green even when they ripen. So it is better to take it on to your palm and gently squeeze it if it is hard, then it does not ripen select it only if it gently yields. But don’t get soft and mushy ones because they overripen.
Tips to find good avocados
The easiest way to pick a good avocado is by how easy is it to peel, but we can’t do it at the store so, these tips will help you to buy the best avocados not only for today’s usage but also for the whole week. If you are preparing for a party or something, then you have to use avocados after 2,3 days. Then you must select avocados differently.
It is challenging to find the type of avocado. So without worrying about the color of avocado, you can place your thumb gently on the belly button, if naval flicks easily then its ready to eat. This will help you to pick a good avocado.
2. Don’t get avocados with dark blemishes
If there are blemishes on the outer skin of the fruit, then the prime of the fruit is passed. Califonia avocado commission is also said to avoid avocados with dark blemishes. So don’t pick these avocados.
3. Examine the stem of the avocado
Examining the stem of avocado is also another method that is used instead of reviewing the color of avocado. To get an idea about fruit, remove the stem or cap at the top. If that spot is green, then it’s creamy and ripens. But if it’s brown, its overripen so its better to avoid them.
4. Select avocados based on the flavor
There are many varieties of avocado. They have different tastes. So it is better to select according to your preference. Some avocados have a lighter taste, and others are with a nutty and creamy flavor. Here are some of the varieties related to their tastes
Creamy & nutty flavor; Gwen, Hass, Reed, Lamb Hass, Sharwil
Lighter taste; Zutano, Bacon
Some types of avocados have more oil content than others. So if you are concerned about your dies, it is better to avoid avocados of those varieties.
Avocado types with high oil percentage; Fuerte, Hass, Sharwil, Pinkerton
You can select avocados according to the peeling characteristics, and there are some avocados; it’s elementary to peel, but in some other types, you have to give some effort to peel. If you don’t mind, you can choose both varieties.
5. Selecting by squeezing the avocados
Choosing by pressing the avocados is the most successful way to choose ripe avocados as well as the most difficult one because most of the people don’t know how to do this correctly.
To do this first, you have to get the avocado on to out palm, and then it has to be squeezed gently to distribute the force evenly. If the avocado is yield to a firm, gentle pressure, you know it’s ripe if the avocado does not yield to pressure, then it is considered still firm, and it will ripe in a couple of days. But don’t use your fingertips to squeeze because it may cause subsequent bruising at the pressure points, which called digitizing in the industry, according to Epicurious.
If you feel smooth, soft, or mushy to the touch, then it may be overripened. Avoid them.
If you are going to buy more avocados, then it is better to select avocados in different stages of ripe. Then you can use them for about 5,6 days. If not, you can use them for different recipes.
How to Ripe Avocados ( If you failed to purchase good avocados )
Maybe sometimes you have bought unripe avocados. If you want to ripe them all, you can follow these steps.
1. put avocados in a brown paper bag with a banana or an apple. They emit ethylene, which helps to ripe avocados. It will take two-three days to ripe
2. Keep unripe avocados in direct sunlight to ripe naturally
3. Use rice to submerge unripe avocados
There is another method to ripe fruits by using a microwave oven. But by doing that you can’t get the real taste of avocados. So we don’t recommend it here.
If you don’t want to ripe avocados, you can put them in the refrigerator. It will help to slow the mature process but don’t place them more than three, four days because the real taste is changing little by little, and it will become overripe and tends to rot. (don’t put unripe avocados in the refrigerator )
Your best bet is to plan and purchase the firmer ones and allow them to ripen at home. If they’re ripe before you need to use them, refrigeration at that point will extend the life. If you’re not using the whole thing at once, then use the side without the pit first. Leave the hole in the other half and give it a quick shot of vegetable spray (pan coating) and then cover with plastic wrap before refrigerating.
Plastic wrap alone is still porous and will allow the avocado to oxidize and brown. Spray first will help to coat the surface and protect against browning.
What is the redness inside avocado peel ? is it okay to eat these parts?
After cutting avocados, if there are red parts inside the avocado peel, then remove those overripe parts and eat only the yellow and light yellow portions.
Rotten avocados are shrunken and wrinkled in appearance and texture, and also, it gives a spoiling smell after catting them. They have a pale color outside. You must avoid these kinds. By following these steps you can pick good avocados.
So finally we recommend you purchase in bulk is an excellent way to save your money, but don’t try to get avocados in the same stage of the ripe level. By that,
probably you may be unable to eat them or use them all before they spoil. It is better off purchasing avocados in different mature levels so you can choose fruits that are already ripe for immediate use, those that are in the process of ripening. You can use it within a couple of days, and avocados that aren’t ripe yet and will be ready to use in five or six days.
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