Is brown guacamole ok to eat? (5 points that give the REAL answer)

I’ll be answering “Is brown guacamole ok to eat?”

Is brown guacamole ok to eat?

Yes. The color is actually less important than you might think in terms of freshness. However, it will be helpful to know a few things that’ll make the difference in properly enjoying your fruit. It’ll be helpful to know the right way to peel, pit, and slice your avocado. Even cutting it into chunks, or picking the best one when consuming. Learn this, and you’ll be just fine.

Peeling an avocado

Peeling an avocado is recommended to avoid a bitter taste from your fruit.

The best way to take care of your avocado is to keep it at room temperature.

That way you can make sure that it’ll be fully ripe when you’re ready to eat.

The peeling process includes removing the skin by placing it on the face side down.

When you cut your avocado, you should slice it in halves.

Grip the dark outer skin and cut away from your hand.

If it’s black at some points of the fruit, simply cut it out and continue to peel away.

Pitting an avocado

Pitting an avocado has a myth going around about it preventing browning, and yes, it’s true to an extent, but only behind the seed.

I recommend you use a knife when putting, but you can do it without one.

All you have to do is place your thumb on the skin and middle finger or index on the seed, then apply pressure until it pops out.

If the pit is smaller than usual, that’s okay.

That part is 100% edible, and actually should get eaten.

If you’re the ambitious type, and prefer to grow your own, keep the seed and clean it.

From there you can place it in the ground, water it, and watch it grow!

Slicing your avocado

Experts suggest that using a spoon to loosen the skin first, and placing it on a cutting board, using the tip of a knife to cut is best.

The best way to slice is to scoop out with a spoon first, and then slice.

The only time you would really want to slice your avocado is when making guacamole, other than that, you could keep the peel.

There’s actually a lot of quick recipes that are available to help you with the slicing process.

It actually takes less than 10 minutes to do this.

If you want to keep extra slices as fresh as possible, all there’s to do is fill a glass with water, submerge them and cover.

Cutting into chunks

The best way to cut your avocado in chunks is left to right on the short pattern instead of a top to bottom cut, the long way.

There’s many different ways that you could cut an avocado.

The only rule of thumb you should follow is avoid cutting lengthwise.

Instead, cut it horizontally around the entire seed.

Chefs actually use the same process when cutting their avocados.

If you’re worried that you cut it open too soon, you can speed up the ripening process by rubbing the chunks with limes or lemon.

And as I mentioned before, if you run across any black spots, you can easily cut it out and continue.

Picking the right avocado

The best type of avocado to grab when shopping is one that’s firm, yet fairly gentle.

If you want to grow your own avocados, and are concerned about the quality, just know, they ripen even after picked.

You’re gonna want a little bumpiness to your avocado to make sure it’s as fresh as possible.

The only time you should get rid of your fruit is if you find mold, or it’s too mushy.

It should go without saying, but if the smell is too sour, then that’s a red flag as well.

In Summary

Brown guac is totally fine to eat.

The prepping steps that are given above should help you determine if it’s ok to eat before you actually do.

Just keep these points in mind, and you’ll be good.

  • Peel it (optional)
  • Pit it
  • Slicing it
  • Cut it in chunks (optional)
  • Pick the right avocado (most important)

For more information on prep, recipes and all things related to avocados, check this book out.

Avocado Book

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