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How to tell when an avocado has gone bad
A good avocado has a light-green, uniform colour.
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Since avocados often are one of the pricier items in the produce aisle,
learning how to choose the good from the bad makes economical and culinary
sense. Most stores won't approve of customers slicing open the avocados to
determine their ripeness, so telling when an avocado is past is prime comes
down to a matter of touch and practice. Once at home, checking the
condition of an avocado that has been sitting for a few days becomes more
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Pick up an avocado and gently squeeze it. When an avocado has gone bad it
feels mushy and might even have sections that feel as if nothing is inside.
This means the inner fruit has spoiled and is starting to rot.
Look for avocados that have broken or dark, soft spots on the skin. If
these avocados have not already turned bad, they're on their way out and
not worthy of purchase.
Slice the avocado open. At home, check the freshness of an avocado by
opening it and looking inside. A bad avocado has dark brown and black
spots, generally starting from the stem
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