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HOW TO RIPEN AVOCADOS FAST
So your craving guacamole, you would beg, borrow and steal for some guacamole and corn chips. You jump in the car and drive off to the supermarket, you have the radio blaring and you’re in a great mood singing along to the songs because your just so excited about getting those avocados and whipping up some guacamole.
You park your car and have a spring in your step as you walk into the store and make a beeline for the avocado stand and when you arrive there, your head sinks, your heart drops, you can’t believe it, there are 500 avocados, but not one of them is ripe.
So is there any other option available other than to sit down against the avocado stand, hug your knees and rock back and forth whilst crying.
Well there is still a chance, a small flicker of hope that you can go home and make your grandmas famous guacamole recipe, so today I am going to show you how to ripen avocados fast.
There are 3 methods you can implement to potentially speed up the ripening of an avocado. One is a slower process that will take a few days and the other 2 are faster methods that may result in you being able to ripen the avocado that same day.
Regarding the 2 faster methods though, this is not a factual method that will work every single time. Essentially it will depend on each individual avocado and at what stage of its ripening process it’s at. But I have tried these methods and they have worked on several occasions for myself.
The slower method is to put a non ripe avocado inside a brown paper bag and then add either a banana or apple inside the brown paper bag. Once you have both items in the brown paper bag, roll up the bag to seal both items in.
Avocados, bananas, apples and some other fruits emit a gas called ethylene gas which speeds up the ripening process. This gas is accelerated in warm environments so combining an avocado with other ethylene gas emitting fruits and concealing both inside a warm environment like the brown paper bag will accelerate the avocado’s ripening process.
However this option is not much good to you if you are craving that guacamole, so there are two heating method that you can try for an instant ripening effect.
The first method is to wrap the whole avocado, skin included in aluminium or tin foil and place on an oven tray and heat for 10 to 15 minutes with the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. The goal here is to soften the avocado to a point that it gives a little when you push it with your thumb.
The second method is to microwave your avocado. What you want to do is take a fork and prick small holes all over the outside of the avocados skin, then place it on some paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds check and see if it is now soft and gives a little when pushed with your thumb. If it’s still hard, just keep cooking for 30 second intervals and check each time until the avocado is the desired softness.
Now clearly using these last 2 methods will not result in the avocado tasting as great as it would when it was naturally ripened. However, in most cases it will create a softer and more edible avocado that you can use within a recipe with other flavors and ingredients added to it.
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