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How to Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes

Avocados are an incredibly popular fruit that can be enjoyed in a number of delicious ways - from stuffing it with various ingredients, to preparing guacamole, to making brownies and more. But, what if you've planned to prepare a recipe using avocados yet all you have is an unripe avocado? This foolproof trick will make your hard-as-rock avocado soft and creamy in minutes. Just follow these simple instructions:




Before you start:

Here's a short list of things you need: a baking sheet, some tinfoil and of course, an unripe avocado.

What to do:

1. Wrap the fruit in tinfoil and set it on the baking sheet.

2. Pop the avocado into the oven at 200°F for 10 minutes or until the avocado has softened. (Depending on how hard it is, it may take up to an hour to soften.)

3. Remove the avocado from the oven and put your now soft, ripe avocado in the fridge until it has cooled.

Why it works:

This quick method is effective at ripening an avocado, primarily because avocados produce ethylene gas, which is typically released slowly, causing the fruit to ripen. By wrapping the avocado in tinfoil, the gas surrounds it, speeding up the ripening process.


Next time you are at the store, avoid purchasing an unripe avocado by following the guide below:

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