How to know when your avocado has gone bad!

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!

  1. 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
  2. A sour taste or smell or a horrible smell can indicate its overripe and no good to eat
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If there is mould starting to form.