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On National Avocado Day, we tell you how to ripen it in minutes

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Today, July 31, the National Avocado Day, a food very present in the diet of Puerto Ricans and other brothers in the Caribbean. From breakfast in delicious toasts, at lunch accompanying a plate of rice with beans, stuffed with chicken or cod at dinner, in burritos and even as a beauty remedy, the avocado it has become almost indispensable.

Avocado is one of everyone’s favorite ingredients because it can be used in different dishes, but have you ever bought one and it is too hard? If you want to learn some tricks to make this fruit ripen in minutes, we will teach you.

In addition to being delicious, avocado is a food that provides many benefits for those who consume it, this is possible due to its composition, which, according to the NutritionData database, It stands out for having proteins, carbohydrates, omega 3 and 6 fats, vitamins A, C, E and K, vitamins of the B complex, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.

Although we will introduce you to some tricks that could get you out of trouble to make your dishes a success, it is important that you know what the signs are that indicate that an avocado is ripe and ready to eat.

The English site Foodiecrush notes that A ripe avocado, that is to say that it is in its best point to eat, is characterized by having the stem in a light green color, if they are still hard to the touch it means that they will reach their best point until 4 or 7 days later. You can also realize the quality of this fruit by noticing dark green spots on the peel, these will have the perfect creamy consistency.

Foodiecrush recommends not buying the fruits with speckled, wrinkled or dry shells and with a consistency that is too white, because the inside of the avocado will surely have an unpleasant bitter taste accompanied by a dark brown or black color.

In the event that the avocados you have are not yet the ideal consistency and are hard, apply the following tricks so that they are ready in 30 minutes or less.

Avocado with aluminum foil

The English site The Kitchn shared their experience doing this trick and found that depending on the characteristics of the avocado it will be the time it must remain in the oven. The trick is to wrap the avocado in aluminum foil, place it in a suitable container and put it in the oven at a temperature of 95 ° C for 10 minutes.

The avocado releases ethylene gas, which makes the fruit ripen, with the help of aluminum foil, this gas is concentrated and with the heat of the oven, ripening can be accelerated in minutes. However, The Kitchn’s results concluded that an over-hard avocado could take up to 30 minutes to ripen well.

Use of microwave

Foodiecrush suggests using the microwave oven, for this trick, the first thing is to cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and wrap each half with plastic filmMicrowave the avocado and heat on high for two minutes. At the end of the cooking time, with everything and plastic put the avocado halves in a container with cold water to stop the heat accumulated in the fruit.

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