So hard to pick a good one at the store.
Am I right?
Glad you asked.
They contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals that prevent a huge variety of diseases. They help your heart and vision. Half of an avocado provides approximately 25% of the daily-recommended intake for vitamin K, a nutrient that is often overlooked, but which is essential for bone health. They contain nutrients that can guard against cancer, depression, and other chronic diseases. One-fifth of an avocado contains 64 , almost 6 grams of fat, 3.4 grams of , less than a gram of sugar, almost 3 grams of fiber and almost 1 gram of protein.
Tips to picking a great avocado from the store:
Nothing stinks more than getting home with your groceries, ready to make a delicious recipe, only to find that the avocado you bought is all nasty and rotten inside. Sad Face.
To pick a good one, 1st, check the color. The darker the skin, the more ripe it is. If the skin is dull, pass on by. You want yours to still be just changing from green to darker green/black. And it should still be a little shiny. Remember to consider how quickly you want to eat your avocado. Go greener if you're going to be eating it later in the week.
2nd, Feel it in the palm of your hand. You want it to give ever so slightly. Be careful not to bruise it with your fingertips when you are feeling it. If it is at all soft or mushy, or have any indentations--pass on by.
Finally, store your avocados in the fridge! This is a new one for me--I always thought you should keep them on the counter, and then wondered why mine were always nasty. Of course, if they are super unripe (very hard and green) you can speed up ripening by keeping them at room temperature (65 to 70 degrees or so). My house is definitely hotter than that during the summer so I have started keeping them in the fridge and have thrown a lot less away!
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about avocados here: https://www.avocadocentral.com/
Get a great recipe with avocados here: http://cookieandkate.com/2011/avocado-peach-salsa-recipe/
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