With the Mexican avocado season in full swing, avocados are at their lowest price of the year. The type from Mexico is pear-shaped with green to black skin. Avocados ripen well at room temperature. A ripe avocado is dark green to black and feels soft but not mushy when you press on it. Once ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Avocados are high in heart-healthy fats and fiber, making them a nutritious and filling choice. When ready to eat, slice the avocado in half, then peel the skin or scoop out the flesh. Remove any bruised or brown spots. Avocado is delicious on its own, spread on bread, cubed and mixed with salsa, made into guacamole, or as a topping on tacos or fajitas. Enjoy the mellow taste and creamy texture of avocados now!