Avocados can in fact be â€œtoo ripeâ€ and it is important for you to know exactly how to go about determining whether or not any given avocado is ready to eat. You will first want to start off by carefully inspecting the outer skin of the fruit. You will find that ripe ready-to-eat avocados have unblemished skin with no bruises or soft spots. You are undoubtedly going to find many of these at the grocery store, which is why it is so important to make sure that you take the time to look through them until you find the right ones to take home.
Another good thing to do when trying to determine whether or not avocados are ripe is to gently squeeze each one. If you are easily able to leave dents in the skin of the avocados, chances are they are overripe and not good to eat. Those who are going about looking for ripe avocados will also want to take into consideration that mushy spots indicate a black inside and they are for the most part inedible or undesirable for consumption. You will want firm avocados that are in good shape and do not have any bruises or malformations on them whatsoever.