8 Apr 2016

The Fastest Way to Ripen a Rock-Hard Avocado

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Here, a speedy trick to help it ripen an almost rock hard 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? Yes! Bananas, corn, tomatoes… sometimes nature just needs a little help.


Place a hass avocado on a paper towel in the microwave. The avocacado can be hard as a rock. Pulse on high at 30 second intervals until it reaches the consistency you want. Ripe in minutes.

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