Avocado 101: The Best Ways To Pick, Store and Deal With the Perfect Fruit

Avocado 101: The Best Ways To Pick, Store and Deal With the Perfect Fruit

Delicious Hass avocados add great taste, lively color and a creamy texture to normal dishes, making them remarkable. Knowing how to effectively pick, manage and keep your avocados will ensure that they include the best pizzazz to your meal every time.

Choosing your Avocados

When choosing your avocados, look for scrumptious Hass avocados. They are understood for their velvety texture, have an unique bumpy skin and are readily available year-round.

To figure out the ripeness of a Hass avocado, carefully squeeze the fruit-a ripe fruit will accept mild pressure. Hass avocados will likewise turn dark green to black as they ripen.

If you are purchasing avocados for future use, purchase company fruit.  Avoid fruit with external blemishes.


To ripen a Hass avocado, place the fruit in a paper bag with an apple for 2 to 3 days at room temperature level (apples accelerate the procedure by producing ethylene gas, a ripening agent).


Mash the avocado, adding 1/2 tsp.  You can refrigerate the mix for up to 2 days or store in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Like all fruit, wash the avocado prior to cutting.

Cut the avocado lengthwise around the seed.

Twist the halves in opposite instructions to separate.

Slip a spoon in between the seed and the fruit and work the seed out. 

Slip a spoon in between the fruit and the skin and scoop away from the peel.

When you’ve picked and prepared your Hass avocados, try them in this quick, simple dish.

Turkey and Avocado Sandwich Wedges

1 round flat sourdough bread loaf

2 large Hass avocados, peeled and seeded, divided

3 Tbsp. salsa

3 (6 by 11/2-inch) strips roasted red pepper

1 pound thinly sliced smoked turkey

3 thin red onion pieces, separated into rings

3 pepper jack cheese pieces

2 romaine lettuce leaves


Cut a circle out of the top of the bread; tear out the inside of the bread in the bottom section to make a shell. Mash one avocado and mix with salsa; spread over the bottom of the bread. Slice the remaining avocado and location on top of the cheese.

Delicious Hass avocados add great taste, dynamic color and a creamy texture to regular dishes, making them remarkable. Understanding how to effectively select, deal with and save your avocados will guarantee that they include the ideal pizzazz to your meal every time.


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