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How to choose the best avocado?

Avocados are a fruit with many nutrients and they've become more common in the diet of many people, thanks to its health benefits. However, it is always a problem when buying them since it is often difficult to know which one is at its best.

Generally, the peel works as the main indicator that an avocado is ripe and can be consumed at its best stage, although this does not mean that it is the best. That's why we'll tell you what you should consider when choosing the best avocado to enjoy its rich flavor.

First, we will explain the 4 phases of ripening that the avocado has:

1. Firm

Avocados have a light green color and do not give in when pressing them. These avocados will generally ripen between 3 and 5 days, so they are ideal if you are not planning on eating them the day you purchase them. If for some reason you want to accelerate the ripening process, you can put them next to a banana or an apple.

2. Breaking

At this stage, the avocado begins to have a darker color, but this may vary, so it is better to press (not very strong) to check its consistency, as they begin to get a little softer. These avocados usually ripen between 1 and 2 days.

3. Ripe

Here, the shell already has a dark green or purple color although the color may vary, at this point, they will feel softer and they will be perfect to eat that same day, if you want to keep them for one or two days then put them in the refrigerator to make your ripening process slower.

4. Overripe

These avocados feel very watery, the flesh looks dark yellow or brown and it is recommended not to consume them since their smell and taste can change.

Since you know a little more about avocados we will tell you how to choose the best ones with three simple methods:

Method 1: Detach the tip and observe the color it has, if it is light brown it is ripe and if it is dark brown it is already overripe.

Method 2: Place the avocado in the palm of your hand and press gently with the tips of your fingers, if the avocado gives in a little bit then it is at its best and if when pressing, your fingers sink, then they are overripe.

Method 3: Check that the avocados do not have dark spots or cracks in the shell since those that are ripe will not have that aspect and the color of the shell will be between dark green and black.

If you feel that using only one method is not enough, you can use all of them to have even more certainty that you are choosing the correct avocado and that you will enjoy the best flavor, like the one our avocados offer, since at Agro Gonzámex we have more than 30 years of experience cultivating this delicious fruit. We invite you to know more about us and the quality of our products by clicking here.

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