Last Updated on May 8, 2021 by cmoarz
Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to eat an avocado, but it wasn’t quite ripe enough? If so, then this article is for you! We will discuss how to ripen an avocado as quickly as possible. This method can be used whenever and wherever the need arises. The perfect time-saving technique for anyone who has a craving for avocados and doesn’t have much time or patience.
How to make avocados ripen:
- Put the avocado in a brown paper bag and leave it there for at least one day.
- Leave an apple or banana inside with the avocados, both of which emit ethylene gas. This will help to speed up the ripening process. This is the best method to open avocados overnight. Apples and bananas generate enough ethylene gas to make avocados produce their own natural ripening hormone.
Those are the usual methods, but what if you’re in a huge time crunch and you absolutely need to have your avocado ready in the next couple of minutes?
How to Ripen an Avocado Immediately
It sounds absurd but it’s actually possible to make avocados ripen in just a couple of minutes. Cut it in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Wrap each half tightly with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on high for two minutes – time may vary depending on the thickness of the avocados. When they are cool enough to handle, run them under cold water. This stops it from cooking as well as cools the avocado down to normal temperature (warm avocado? Gross!)
This method will have you eating fresh-tasting ripe avocado immediately. It’s perfect for your busy life.
How to tell if your avocado is ripe or not
It’s really easy to tell if an avocado is ripe enough for consumption. The most obvious way to tell is by the color, unripe avocados will have a green or light brown skin while ripe avocados are typically a dark-ish and yellow hue. You should also feel for soft spots under the skin when you press into it gently with your fingers.
The most important thing you will notice right away is the hardness of the fruit. Unripe avocados will be hard to the touch, while ripe avocados should feel soft.
If you try to pull the stem off and it pulls off easily then the avocado is ripe and ready to eat. If it’s hard to pull out the stem then the avocado is not ready to consume.
So quick way to remember, Bright green, not quite ready. It’s about 2-3 days from ripeness. A dark green and your good to go, just make sure it’s soft.
Black or very very dark avocados mean they are overripe, and will not be nearly as pleasant to eat.
What is the best time to eat avocado?
This is a double question as it can have two meanings. So let me break it down:
When is the best time to eat avocado (morning, noon or night)?
Not so long ago, a scientific study was done by researchers at the journal Nutrients. This study found that people who eat a half or whole avocado for breakfast, instead of carbohydrates like cereal or toast, might find lasting benefits.
So the best time to eat an avocado is for breakfast for the huge boost it will give you the rest of the day, including improved blood flow, blood pressure, blood fat levels, and more.
What is the best time to eat avocado (Ripeness scale)?
The best time to eat an avocado is when it’s ripened. Although unripe avocados can have their place in cooking, Truly a ripened fruit is the peak of enjoyment.