What you see: Strings in your avocado. What they are: Vascular bundles! Eat or toss: Eat! The avocado is fine, just not as creamy as you might like.
This is what happens when you press your avocados too hard
What you see: Black circles just below the avocado’s peel. You may also see small holes in the bruises. What it is: Finger bruising. Eat or toss: Eat! But you
Avocado flesh stuck to pit
What you see: A hunk of avocado flesh is stuck to the pit. The stuck-on flesh could be brown or green. What it is: An avocado that didn’t ripen properly.
Misshapen avocados are still good to eat
What you see: Raised lines and scars on the avocado’s peel; the fruit’s overall shape is distorted. What it is: Ridging! Eat or toss: Eat! This
Dark, purple residue under avocado skin
What you see: A dark, purplish “dust” on the surface of your avocado, just under the skin. What it is: Pigment from the skin. Eat or toss: Eat! The purple
White film on your avocado?
What you see: A white film on your avocado's peel.What it is: Likely copper sulfate residue.Eat or toss: Rinse, scrub, peel and eat. White film on avocado
Brown area inside avocado
What you see: A brown area inside your avocado.What it is: The avocado could have been dropped or otherwise bumped; and/or it could be infected.Eat or toss: Cut
Brown dots or streaks in your avocado?
What you see: Brown and black streaks or dots in avocado flesh What it is: Vascular browning! Mmmm! Eat or toss? The avocado is edible, but may not taste as
What the muck? Dealing with brown guacamole
What you see: Guacamole that’s brown and yucky on top. What it is: Guac that turned brown because it was exposed to air. Eat or toss? Toss the brown layer,