Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes

How to Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes

What do you do if you’re craving guacamole and all of the avocados are hard as a rock? Try this simple and quick way to get a ripened avocado on the fly!

What you need: A baking sheet, tinfoil and that hard-as-a-rock avocado

What you do: Wrap the whole fruit in tinfoil and set it on the baking sheet. Pop it in the oven at 200°F for ten minutes, or until the avocado is soft (depending on how hard it is, it could take up to an hour to soften). Remove it from the oven, then put your soft, ripe avocado into the fridge until it cools.

Why this works: Avocados produce ethylene gas, which is typically released slowly, causing the fruit to ripen. But as the avocado bakes in tinfoil, the gas surrounds it, putting the ripening process into hyper-drive.

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