The easiest way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to try and pluck the stem out. If the stem comes off easily, the avocado is ripe. However, if the stem can’t be pulled out without a knife, then the avocado still needs to ripen. Check for an overripe avocado by putting it in your palm and squeezing — if the avocado feels mushy, it’s overripe! For more tips, including how to check an avocado’s appearance for ripeness, read on!
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