This Unexpected Hack Will Ripen Your Avocados…FAST!

When you walk through the produce aisle of your local market, you can’t help but grab an avocado . . . or 10 . . . and begin thinking about all the ways you will prepare it. Then, once you are home and ready to dig in. . . it hits you. The damn thing is not ripe!
When you want to make that delicious avocado toast or salad with your favorite topping (sliced avo of course!!), you won’t have the time or patience to wait days and days for that avocado to ripen!
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Don’t fret! Just because your avocado isn’t ripe this very moment does not mean that you have to play the waiting game. But do you know how to ripen an avocado that just isn’t quite ready yet? This article tells you how!

How to Ripen an Avocado Quickly and Naturally

This trick works especially well if you’re leaving for work in the morning and know you’ll want those delicious avocados ripened by dinner time. All you’ll need is a brown paper bag with a fruit that emits ethylene gas, which promotes ripening, such as a pear, apple, or banana.
Place your unripened avocado in a brown paper bag with your fruit, and roll down the top of the bag tight so you eliminate as much empty space as possible. Place your little natural science experiment in a warm place, like a sunny windowsill.
When you get home, all you have to do is dig in!

Bonus! Want That Unripe Avocado Immediately? Try This!

In the words of Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “I want it now!” When time is of the essence, and this natural ripening process is still too long for you, then you can bake the avocado and cause it to ripen in 10 minutes flat!
Note that this method is directly affected by your oven and your altitude, among other factors, so results may vary.

Here’s an easy 3-step process to ripen your avocados in just 10 minutes:

  1. Wrap your avocado in tin foil
  2. Place it on a baking sheet
  3. Bake it for 10 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 200 degrees

Then, just snatch it out of the oven, slice it up, and enjoy your newly-ripened avocado in all of its glory. The avocado will be slightly softer than if it ripened naturally, but it won’t be warm, mushy or unpleasant at all.

Now You Know How to Ripen an Avocado – So Dig In!

Avocados are packed with healthy fats and good-for-you nutrients that make them as nourishing as they are delicious. Try this hack out and let us know your results in the comments below. Photos are strongly encouraged!

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Krysta Shannon

Krysta is a staff writer and product review guru at YouAligned. She believes in the powers of healing crystals and essential oils, and never leaves home without them. Krysta is a true Jersey girl (in the best sort of way) who embraces a non-toxic and all-natural lifestyle.

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