How to choose avocados

Even if you’re not a big fan of avocado in the world, you probably at least once had to hear about how difficult it is to find horoshaaaaya in the supermarket. Whenever you make guacamole, avocado, which you can find in the supermarket will be either too hard and green,or too soft brown. Is it really all that difficult? Or you just do not know how to choose? Let’s deal.

I hasten to reassure you, you are not alone! To choose a ripe avocado an impossible task for most people. We bring you tips that will help you to get rid of the torment of choice.


You’ve probably heard about avocado Hass, because this variety is represented in 95% of supermarkets across the world. Hass is one of the most buttery, so popular varieties. Also represented the following varieties of avocado:

  • Bacon,
  • Fuerte,
  • Gwen,
  • Pinkerton,
  • Reed,
  • Zutano

All of these avocado varieties make up the remaining 5 % of the varieties in the world, which is rare, but still occur.

Color avocado

The color is a sign of maturity. Experts say that if the avocado variety Hass has a dark, purplish color, then it is ripe, but the unripe fruit has a bright green color.

If avocado is not ripe, it is not necessarily a bad thing. Of course, you’ll need sonoesaude if you plan to use it immediately, for example, for the party. But if such plans you do not, you can buy more than green fruit because it will continue to ripen even after the purchase.

With color, you can also recognize pahoehoe. For example, pahoehoe Hass varieties will be black. If you can’t tell, carneasada from purple, experts recommend to remove brown stem at the top of the fruit to see in the flesh, if it’s brown and too soft, the avocado was spoiled. If the flesh is green, feel free to take the fruit.

The flesh of the avocado

Horoshaaaaya must be firm but a little give under pressure. You should not feel pockets of air between the skin and flesh of the fruit. If you notice these pockets, it can be a sign that the avocado has already perestelo, even if outwardly it looks fine.

In addition, carefully inspect the avocado, as it could be mold. Of course, if you notice mold, put the fruit in place.

How to help the avocado to ripen?

Experts say that there are a few ways you can speed up the ripening process of avocados on their own. The easiest is simply to leave your unripe fruit in a warm area of the kitchen – in a day or two it will be ready for human consumption. Or if you are in a hurry, you can put it in a paper bag with a banana or an Apple. This will quickly increase the amount of produced ethylene, a gas emitted by certain products, and which causes the ripening of fruits and vegetables. Once the avocado reaches the desired maturity, you can extend its shelf life, putting it in the fridge.