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    Avocado

    Intensely got into these pretty recently and I want to eat them every second of the day. But how do you know when it's perfectly ripe for eating? I bought a bunch of green ones and they weren't ripe enough to eat... I waited til they got a little brownish but it took about 5 days. At the store, I notice if I get them when they're already brown, they're mushy and gross. Any suggestions?

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    I dunno, I assume you are talking about Florida avocados which are large and green.

    Hass avocados are where its at. and look like this:



    Hass avocados are best when they are purplish/brown but not sunken and mushy.

    Dont eat to many, lots of fat in there!

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    A perfectly ripe avocado will feel firm and solid to the touch. However, it should yield to a gentle squeeze.

    If you're an eager beaver you can throw and avocado or two in a plastic bag with a section of a banana peel to make it ripen faster.
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    Throw them into a zip lock bag full of rice. Gets them soft and ready to eat in about a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evotion View Post
    Throw them into a zip lock bag full of rice. Gets them soft and ready to eat in about a day.
    Do this.

    Can also be done with mangos.

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    sorry, delete
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    I'm with you, man. can't get enough. sandwiches, eggs, spread on bagels like butter.... always good. I like cream cheese and avocado on toast. Avocados are one of the staples we keep around the house. I like to buy several at different stages of ripeness.


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    I dunno, I assume you are talking about Florida avocados which are large and green.

    Hass avocados are where its at. and look like this:



    Hass avocados are best when they are purplish/brown but not sunken and mushy.

    Dont eat to many, lots of fat in there!
    This. hass is where its at for sure. But feel free to eat as many as you want!Calorie dense as it is, the fats are good for you. Unless you're worried about your figure, then listen to zox.

    Generally they are good if they are slightly firm, yet give a little to a squeeze. also if the 'nubbin' at the end comes off easily it generally means the avocado is ready. I hate when avocados are overripe and they get all brown and stringy. gross.

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    Nice dark color and firm with a soft give. Don't refrigerate them when not ripe cause they WON'T ripen and will just spoil.

    Try an avocado milkshake, it's really good!

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    Has anyone tried the Florida avocados? What do they taste like?

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    They are more watery, have less of the classic hass flavor, and a bit more of melon characteristics, like a honeydew pretty much.

    Although, they are less fat, and usually 2-4 times as big as a good sized hass, so I usually try to track them down when I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evotion View Post
    Throw them into a zip lock bag full of rice. Gets them soft and ready to eat in about a day.
    Love this tip. Does it also work for bananas? I like to buy less ripe ones to last me a week, but if I buy a bunch of green bananas, I can't really eat it on Mondays.

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    Avacado is so fucking good. OH MY GOD, I eat it with all sushi.

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    Hass avacados will darken a bit when ripe and give with moderate pressure. Florida avacados don't seem to change color as much, so I dunno about them.

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