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The perfect avocado

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I’ve talked about pitting an avocado before but not about selecting an avocado. I recently learned a great trick from someone on twitter. Sorry, I can’t recall who originally gave the tip but it was @thekindcookie who tweeted the link. So, you don’t have time to wait for an avocado to ripen on the counter as you need it for your recipe tonight. How many times have you cut open your perfectly ripe avocado, only to discover that it’s rancid and brown inside? If you’re me, quite a few, and avocados are not cheap! Well, with this nifty tip, it should never happen again. Find a nice ripe avocado at the store. The skin should be very dark and there should be some give if you gently press the top. To ensure it’s not rotten inside flick back the little stem at the top. What colour is it? If it’s a nice pale yellow/green you’re good to go. If it’s brown just press the stem back in place and continue looking. Never waste money on a rotten avocado again!

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

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