Here’s How To Ripen A Rock-Hard Avocado In 20 Minutes [Watch]

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 25 Comments

Video Source: Christian Hull

By Amanda Froelich | True Activist

The avocado has been labeled a ‘super food’ for a number of reasons. Not only is the fruit rich in B, V, and K vitamins, it’s loaded with potassium, heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, and fiber.

Many studies have confirmed that eating avocados on a regular basis is not only beneficial for blood cholesterol, but may help improve eye health and heal digestion. For these reasons and more, they’re definitely a fruit you should consider eating more frequently.

However, because it’s rare to find perfectly ripe avocados at the supermarket, we’re sharing a neat video that details how you can turn a rock-hard avocado into a soft, luscious one within minutes.

Keep in mind, avocados retain more nutrients when they’re raw and uncooked, but if you just can’t wait to dig into the smooth, green flesh, the following method of ‘ripening’ an unripe avocado is pretty genius.

The video above explains that to ripen a rock-hard avocado in 20 minutes, you need to do the following:

  1. Wrap the avocado in tin foil.
  2. Cook the fruit for 10 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius or about 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Next, allow the avocado to chill in the fridge for another 10 minutes.
  4. And that’s it! Your avocado should be ready to eat!

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  1. Some of you may also enjoy the etymologies of: Avocado – Guacamole.

    “Avocado” derives from an Aztec word meaning “Testicle” and “Guacamole” literally translates into “Testicle Sauce”.

    The word Avocado comes from a Nahuatl Indian (Aztec) word “Ahuácatl” meaning testicle. It is thought that the reference is either due to the avocado’s shape or the fact that it was considered to possess aphrodisiac qualities by the Aztecs.

    In Spanish, “Ahuácatl” became “Aguacate” and eventually “Avogato” and then “Avocado”. In English, the fruit was first described as an “Avagato pear” because of its pear-like shape. Later, it also became known as an “Alligator pear” given the alligator-like appearance to the skin. Over time, the term “Avocado” became the common word used to describe the fruit in English.

    Likewise, the word “Guacamole” derives from a Nahautl Indian word, namely “Ahuacamolli”, which is compounded from “Ahuácatl” and “Molli” ― the latter word meaning “sauce” or “soup”.

  2. Just picked part of my tree yesterday! Gotta try this!

  3. Most of the vitamins “die” above 60 Celsius

  4. Oh, so that’s how you do it

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