Learn how to pick an avocado with this simple hack and say goodbye to giant pits that take up the entire fruit!
whole avocados neatly placed on a surface with one cut open in the middle
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We love avocados for so many reasons, including their buttery texture, beautiful color and wealth of health benefits. But, as you've probably noticed, avocado prices have been on the rise. While that's not enough to stand between us and our favorite fruit, there's nothing worse than paying extra for an avocado only to cut into it and find a pit that takes up almost two-thirds of the fruit! Read on to learn how to pick out an avocado with one easy hack.

Avocado Toast with Burrata

How to Pick an Avocado

According to Instagrammer Bethany Ugarte (@lilsipper), there is a way to get more avocado for the same price. "Pear-shaped and bumpy skin contain smaller seeds (aka: more avocado)," wrote Ugarte on her Instagram. "Round-shaped and smooth skin contain larger seeds (aka: less avocado)."

Cucumber & Avocado Salad

Pictured Recipe: Cucumber & Avocado Salad

That's right, it's time to stop your quest for perfectly plump and smooth avocados. The next time you're looking for avocado to use in your salad or breakfast, pick one that's narrow and a little rough around the edges (you know what they say about not judging a book by its cover!)

With all the extra avocado flesh on your hands, we bet you'll be looking for more ways to enjoy your avos, so here are 25 avocado recipes that aren't toast. Not to mention, now you can splurge on the fruit with peace of mind. Happy picking!