Salad Hack: Check Your Avocado Stem

avocado stem

Guacamole, fresh salads, and baked avocado eggrolls made famous by BJ’s… delicious! The humble avocado adds flavor and zest to all sorts of recipes.

Of course you want to cook with the green gems, but the price of avocados continues to rise… and who wants to pay for an avocado that–once you get it home–turns out to be hard, tasteless or slimy?

Here’s an easy hack to find out whether an avocado is fresh before you buy it: pop the avocado stem. It’s your way to take a sneak peak into the secret life of the avocado… and to get your money’s worth every time. If it’s green, that’s a good sign! (If it’s brown, put it down.)