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The Fastest Way to Ripen a Rock-Hard Avocado

By on October 6, 2016

Damn, an avocado with salt is awesome. Too bad the one you were hoping to eat is still totally under-ripe. Here, a speedy trick to help ripen your avocado faster (aka almost overnight).

What you need: An apple, a brown paper bag and that not-quite-ready avocado

What you do: Place the apple and the avocado together in the bag, then fold over the opening as best you can to seal it off. Let the fruits sit together overnight and–voilà! You’ll have a ripe avocado, ready to be enjoyed.

Why this works: Apples give off ethylene, a naturally occurring gas required for the ripening process.

So does this work with other fruits and veggies? Yup! Bananas, corn, tomatoes…sometimes nature just needs a little help.

Need to ripen your avocado even faster? Try this method that will ripen an avocado in 10 minutes.


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