Avocados are an amazing fruit with a smooth, creamy texture and a pleasant aroma. Saturated with fatty acids, proteins and antioxidants, it is indispensable in the diet. Avocado pulp is used to make the legendary guacamole, all kinds of salads and desserts. Ready-to-eat fruits have a brown-green color and soft texture. Unfortunately, this exotic fruit is delivered to our shelves slightly unripe. Accurately determine the degree of maturity of avocado is not always possible.
There are several tricks to speed up the process of ripening. Knowing them, you can enjoy your favorite dishes even on the day of purchase.
On the ripening of the fetus using this method will take only a few minutes. The fruit washed and wiped dry should be pierced in several places with a fork, then placed in a plastic container with a lid or covered with a napkin and send the microwave for 30 seconds. If this time is not enough, then you need to send the avocado in the microwave again. You can start cooking after the fruit has cooled.
The second trick: the use of foil
The ripening of avocados by this method will take about 10 minutes. It is at this time that the foil-wrapped fruit must be sent to an oven preheated to 200 ° C. It is important to wrap the fruit completely and do not unfold it until it cools completely.
With this method it will take about 2 days to ripen the avocado, but all the properties and taste of the fruit will remain unchanged. To achieve the goal, you will need a holeless package of wrapping or kraft paper. Maturation occurs due to the ability of the paper to hold ethylene. To enhance gas formation with avocados, just put an apple or tomato in a bag. Then it remains only to close tightly and store at a temperature of from 18 to 24 ° C.
It is important to remember that if the pulp has time to oxidize and brown, then the method will not work. After sprinkling the pulp with lemon juice, and folding the fruit on the principle of a puzzle, wrap it tightly with cling film and put it in the fridge until ripe. The bone should not be removed.
The old, time-tested method is that the unripe avocado is wrapped in a regular newspaper and kept in a warm place. On average, the maturation will take about two days. As ripe, the avocado will become softer.