How to know if avocado is ripe enough to eat

Clearly, we can't depend on squeezing.

___7077448___https:______static.pulse.com.gh___webservice___escenic___binary___7077448___2017___8___1___10___avo+a

I mean,  isn't it frustrating to cut into an avocado you've been nurturing to perfect ripeness only to find a brown, yucky mess inside?

But worry no more! There's a simple, foolproof way to tell whether you will discover a ready to eat creamy, luscious green interior or a brown slimy mess the next time you cut open an avocado.

The secret lies in the stem.

To make sure you're taking home an avocado that's perfectly green and creamy on the inside, and free from ugly brown spots, the key is checking under the stem. This part of the avocado holds a sneak peak for what's going on under the skin.

Peel back the small stem or cap at the top of the avocado. If it comes away easily and you find green underneath, you've got a good avocado that's ripe and ready to eat. That's the kind of fruit you want to take home with you.

Brown means its way to ripe and almost getting spoilt if it hasn't already. Anything lighter than a healthy could also mean that it's not ripe yet.

Enjoy your avocados!

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Why do men get so, so angry when they're cheated on?

Why do men get so, so angry when they're cheated on?

Over 100 strangers surprise Kenyan couple on their wedding day [Video]

Over 100 strangers surprise Kenyan couple on their wedding day [Video]

A guide on How to Simp, and why it's necessary

A guide on How to Simp, and why it's necessary

Ben Cyco, Wanjiru Njiru finally married, stunning photos from the couple's wedding

Ben Cyco, Wanjiru Njiru finally married, stunning photos from the couple's wedding

Can you stomach rejection? 8 tips to help when she says 'No' to you

Can you stomach rejection? 8 tips to help when she says 'No' to you

5 activities every adult should know how to do

5 activities every adult should know how to do

8 signs your guy really wants to marry you

8 signs your guy really wants to marry you

10 irritating Kenyans on WhatsApp

10 irritating Kenyans on WhatsApp

8 Cars that defined Kenyan drivers [Photos]

8 Cars that defined Kenyan drivers [Photos]