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I LOVE avocados! Probably my worst drug since I became vegan!<br><br>
Anyways, the other day I bought a new sort. I usually buy the hard skinned dark ones, and instead got the thin skinned green ones.<br><br>
It was quite full of little brown filaments. I made guacamole with it and it looked a bit icky truthfully. I tried to pick them out but there were so many.<br><br>
Any idea what those are?
 

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hopscotch games.
 

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They are The Unexplainable. In the whole universe, everything can be subjected to analysis, but those filaments stand alone as the one exception. They truly transcend any linguistic, conceptual, visual or other means of explanation, and lie outside the farthest limits of human understanding.
 

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avocado poop
 

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I've had filaments in the smaller brown ones as well.<br>
I've tried the large light skinned ones, but I don't care for the taste... I don't recall those filaments though.<br><br>
Sometimes you get filaments. Sometimes they are light, sometimes they are dark, sometimes they're like hard pieces of dental floss.<br><br>
Next time you're making guacamole, and you have too many hard filaments, add something else to the dip to change the texture... like some cilantro and the stems of the cilantro... for example.<br><br>
Ultimately, they won't hurt you. It's just the genetics within the plant.
 

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Never looked that up, but I did look up about the long raised bumps (lines) sometimes on the outer skin, and supposedly that's from insect larva burrowing in, or something like that.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2895186"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
avocado poop</div>
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hahaa u said poop
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Floridaisa</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2895351"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
hahaa u said poop</div>
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poop
 

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There's nothing worse than a bad avocado. Nothing. Vile filth.
 

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I love me a good avocado, but I more hate me an avocado with roots through it. Totally put me off my avocado addiction.<br>
Yeah, thats my vote, they are roots. About as tasty too.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kimberlily1983</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2895634"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
There's nothing worse than a bad avocado. Nothing. Vile filth.</div>
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<br><span style="color:#008000;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> no heaven better than a perfect one.<br><br>
Bad ones are bleah city.</span>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Brandon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2895680"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> no heaven better than a perfect one.<br><br>
Bad ones are bleah city.</span></div>
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Yesss! A perfect avocado, mmm, one of the sweetest pleasures. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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From avocado.org:<br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">- Why does my avocado have strings or spots?<br><br>
Strings or stringy fruit or the thickening of the vascular bundles (fibers that run longitudinally through the fruit) are generally the result of fruit from younger trees or improper storage conditions. Often times the fibers or strings will disappear or become less noticeable as the fruit (and tree) matures.<br><br>
Flesh discoloration can occur when the avocado has been exposed to cold temperatures for a long period of time. Flesh bruising can occur in transit or as a result of compression caused by excessive handling. Unfortunately there is no way to detect either flesh discoloration or flesh bruising by looking at the avocado's exterior. <b>Damaged areas or spots can be removed by cutting them out.<br></b></div>
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emphasis added<br>
link: <a href="http://www.avocado.org/questions-answers/" target="_blank">http://www.avocado.org/questions-answers/</a>
 

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Ah, thanks for that, ElaineV. I didn't realize cold could do that to them. I knew about the excessive handling, and that's why we usually buy ours green/unripe, as they're less prone to bruising then. However, we did notice that on the odd occasion they'd still end up with those disgusting brown patches. Now I know why. Wish there was a way to tell...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kimberlily1983</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2905116"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><i>However, we did notice that on the odd occasion they'd still end up with those disgusting brown patches. Now I know why. Wish there was a way to tell...</i></div>
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Just pay attention to what you're buying and be choosy/prepared to go without if what's on offer isn't up to snuff.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Bill Barilko</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2905833"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Just pay attention to what you're buying and be choosy/prepared to go without if what's on offer isn't up to snuff.</div>
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Yeah, that's pretty much what we do. I used to mostly put them in salads, so it was no big deal if they weren't any good. Lately they've been going in sushi, and unfortunately once I get my heart set on that, there's no going back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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