Avocados are one the highly popular superfoods and one of my favourites. They are so versatile and be eaten with just about anything and in any form, however, they are a delicate thing.
Avocados don’t actually ripen until they are picked from the tree, but then they only have a few days in their prime before they can become overripe and go bad.
Here are 5 helpful hints to identify when your avocado may be off!
- If you gently squeeze the avocado in the palm of your hand and it leaves a slight indent, this could indicate the fruit is over-ripe and probably spoiled
- A sour taste or smell or a horrible smell can indicate its overripe and no good to eat
- The flesh of a rotten avocado has dark spots and a stringy texture that tastes bad. However, an isolated discoloured area may be due to bruising, so this can be cut out and removed.
- The most common type of avocado, the Haas, has green bumpy skin when underripe. This then goes a brown colour into black. Once the skin goes black its spoiled. However, some avocados keep their green skin so it’s important to know which type you have.
- If there is mould starting to form.