How to Buy Avocados at Their Best


How to Buy Avocados at Their Best


It is always the most popular question among avocado eaters, how do I choose the best avocados. The first question to address is the question about whether or not it is important to buy organic avocados.  There are only a few differences when it comes to growing organic avocados as opposed to conventional avocados.  The differences are mainly in the available options for fertilizers and the use of herbicide to control weeds in the orchard.  Avocados are grown in such a natural manner with the use of composts and beneficial insects that when it comes to the choice of buying organic avocados, it rarely is a benefit to the consumer to buy avocados grown organically.


Avocados are best selected and purchased as fresh as possible.  This is wonderful for those that live near the growing areas in California, but not so easy for the many who live across the country to buy fresh avocados.  Fresh avocados are typically chosen as hard fruit and allowed to ripen in your kitchen.  Ripe and ready fruit is a wonderful choice for tonights dinner, just be cautious not to buy overripe avocados.  Ideally, a avocado that yields to gentle pressure is ready to eat.  When you squeeze a avocado that is past its prime it will be noticeably soft and will puncture easily.  Avoid buying avocados that are past their prime.


Aside from the feel of a avocado, it is not easy to tell from looking at the fruit whether it will be good when you cut into it.  The best chances of buying good fresh avocados are during peak consumption periods when the fruit moves quickly off the shelves.  Aside from that, there are no guarantees with produce.  That is why California Avocados Direct got it's start selling fresh avocados for the consumers who want to buy the best avocados and know the farmer that grew them.  We offer a quality and flavor guarantee and that is why each avocado is hand selected, picked and shipped the same day.  This will ensure you are buying avocados at their best.