#AVOCADO 101 by @fittrainers⠀ ⠀⠀ Want to learn how to pick the perfect #avocado…


🔴 #AVOCADO 101🔴 by @fittrainers⠀
Want to learn how to pick the perfect #avocado ❤? Let’s dive in!⠀

1. Each varietal will have slight variations in color throughout the ripening process. Light, firm (i.e. rock-hard) avocados were likely picked too soon. When the hue starts to shift from deep emerald green to veer into brownish territory, it’s starting to become overripe. Go for the sweet spot between green and forest green.⠀

Inspect the fruit for any major indentations. Indentations could indicate bruising. Bruising is a pass.⠀

2. One of the simplest ways to detect if an avocado is ripe is to inspect the naval (see 2nd slide). Gently place your thumb on the “belly button” of the fruit. If you can flick the naval off easily, the avocado is ripe and ready to eat. If the naval remains stubbornly intact, the fruit was plucked too soon. As avocados ripen, the naval will naturally separate and fall off of its own accord.⠀

3. You can tell the ripeness of an avocado by how it reacts to pressure. Place the avocado in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze the outside skin. You’ll want to squeeze with your full palm rather than your fingertips to avoid bruising.⠀

If the fruit is ripe, it will have a little give. Overripe fruit will have too much slack. If the skin has begun to pull away and separate from the flesh of the fruit itself, it’s safe to assume the fruit is past its prime. The skin should be taut but pliable to the touch. Give it a light squeeze.⠀

After evaluating your color, the naval, checking for bruises, and confirming the skin does in fact yield to firm yet gentle pressure, you should have a good fruit that’s ripe and ready to eat.⠀

If the avocado still is unripe we have a little hack! To start, wrap the whole avocado in tinfoil. Next, set the fruit on on a baking sheet and preheat your oven to 200° F. Once the oven is ready, place the wrapped avocado in the oven for 10 minutes. Ten minutes is a ballpark figure; you’re waiting for the avocado to become soft. Depending on how ripe it is, it may take up to an hour to soften. Once soft, simply remove from the oven, and place it in the fridge to cool.⠀




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