How To Pick A Good Avocado

My dear friend, Sandra Rico, often makes guacamole for us.  It is delicious and my family loves it.  A quick and easy way that I like to enjoy a good avocado is as follows: 

Smash/mash a ripe avocado with a fork. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (I use 1/2 to a whole lemon), a little salt and pepper and mash that all together.  Spread this quick & healthy treat onto a cracker (I prefer Black Sesame Rice Crackers)  and you have a great refreshing snack!

Avocados.  Sometimes their fruit is flawless, yet other times you open them up only to find a dismal dark interior that can be very unattractive.  How can we tell the difference?  Here's how:

When you are selecting an avocado at the store, look at the stem area. Pick an avocado that still has the stem nub on it

Next, gently remove the nub.  If this is what you see (below), dried up and discolored, the avocado is probably not the best.

However, if you remove the nub and see a light or greenish colored flesh (below), odds are, this is a good avocado.