Is it safe to eat overripe avocados?

We've all come across brown avocados before, and we've all eaten them. But is it really safe to eat an overripe avocado?

Avocados are packed with nutrients such as antioxidants and healthy fats, in addition, they are super tasty, but more often than not, we come across an overripe, mushy avocado, what do we do about it?

Is it safe to eat overripe avocados?

 Is it safe to eat overripe avocados?

 In short, yes, most brown avocados are harmless, it is actually the result of a natural process. Internal browning happens after it comes into contact with oxygen and it is totally safe to eat an avocado that has become brown after you've cut it. 

If an avocado is already brown before you've actually cut it, then it might not have been properly stored, or it must be the result of it having been dropped and bruised. Of course, you can cut out the damaged bit, and eat the rest. 

 Avocados are packed with nutrients such as antioxidants and healthy fats, in addition, they are super tasty, but more often than not, we come across an overripe, mushy avocado, what do we do about it?

If the brownish part is around the stem, it might have come into contact with some type of mold, in that case, you should cut out the part that is brown, not because it would harm you, but because it tastes bad. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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