Knowing how to tell if an avocado is ripe can save you time and ensure tasty meals. Follow these simple steps:

  • Check the color: A ripe avocado is usually dark green to nearly black. Avoid ones that are too bright green.
  • Feel the texture: Gently squeeze the avocado. It should yield slightly to pressure but not feel mushy.
  • Remove the stem: If the small stem at the top comes off easily and reveals green underneath, it’s ripe. Brown indicates over-ripeness.

For more information on selecting avocados, visit the homepage of the California Avocado Commission.

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