How To Ripen Avocado Tip

This “how to ripen avocado tip” is here so that whenever you fancy avocado in your barbecue cooking you can guarantee that it will be soft and green - just as it should be.

Well if you’re anyone like me you’ve probably been in the situation where you fancy a guacamole to accompany the barbecue cookout or maybe some avocado and bacon bites and you slice open an avocado only to find that the flesh is not dissimilar to a tree – other than it’s green of course.

Put your avocado next to a banana like this

Avocado should have soft flesh and when you get them woody well frankly they're not much use to anybody. We could blame it on global supply chains and the power of the supermarkets etc. etc. in that the fruit is picked long before it’s ripe but at the end of the day it won’t change the texture of the avocado.

So how do you ensure that the avocado is ripe every time? Well it does take a bit of planning but I can assure you that this TIP really does work and it’s not an old wives tale.

Take the avocado and wrap it in a brown paper bag and store at room temperature. Leave it for 2-5 days and that’s it! Hold the avocado in your hand a gently squeeze, it should be firm but yield slightly under gentle pressure then you know it’s ripe. When you slit open the fruit you should have soft green flesh first time and every time.

If you want to accelerate the process then take a leaf out of the commercial grocers book. With global shipping of exotic fruit, much are picked under-ripe and then ripened in transit. To ripen fruit they use ethylene gas and this gas naturally occurs in bananas so add a banana in the bag and speed up the ripening process.

Once ripe, the avocado will keep in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days.

Now you're going to have to indulge me. I thought that this "ripen avocado tip" was a great one to use as a first experiment with video and YouTube so I made this short video. The definition isn't great but I hope that I get the point across (and I hope that I can do better in the future!)

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