I personally love avocados, but I don’t like the price. And I really don’t like the price when I happen to buy a bad avocado. Fortunately there are a couple of tricks to make sure you never waste money on avocados again!
The avocado has a built in quality meter, and if you pay attention to it, you’ll get a perfect avocado every time! Always buy them when the bit under the stem is yellowy-green, and never when it’s brown!
-You can also use the Hass Avocado Board’s stages of ripening chart depicting the color of an avocado’s skin to determine wether it’s ripe or not.
-AND if you gently squeeze the avocado, it should give way to that pressure. If it doesn’t it’s not ready yet. And if it’s too squishy, then you’ll most likely have an avocado that’s past it’s best.
SO, now you’ve picked a great avocado, and you’re ready to eat. (affiliate link) But wait, they have so much fat…are they healthy?
The answer is yes! Avocados are actually on the list of superfoods along with tomatoes, blueberries, kale, broccoli and more! And they provide all kinds of health benefits, when eaten in moderation, which you can read about here.
Now, I know what you’re thinking after reading this article…
“Hold on Jess, you’re saying they’re not only delicious, but that I can pick a perfect avocado every time I want to buy one, AND they’re a superfood which will give me lots of health benefits…isn’t that too good to be true?” (affiliate link)
Luckily (for you and me both), it’s not too good to be true! So go ahead and enjoy an avocado today!
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