We love Avocado and if you do too, you will be excited to learn the correct way to choose the ripe ones and also how to ripen them.

How do you choose ripe Avocado? If you are like most, you probably apply the squeeze test which in actual fact is incorrect!

If you want to find the most perfectly ripe Avocado, the secret is in the skin color. A dark brown skin is soft and ripe and makes it perfect for mashing, spreading or in dips.

How To Choose Ripe Avocado Infographic

via New Zealand Avocado

As you can see by this helpful infographic, you should be looking for a green-brown or dark brown skin tone if you want a ready-to-eat Avocado.

On the other hand, a bright green Avocado is not ripe. An olive-green skin indicates it is 2-3 days away from ripening. This is handy if you don’t need to use it immediately. You can actually pop it in your fruit bowl and allow it to ripen naturally.

While we’re on the subject of ripening avocados, did you know that you can speed up the process? There are certain times of the year when the only avo’s on offer are rock hard.

Now you can learn a clever trick that will allow you to have soft, useable avocado’s one full day later.

We found a number of ideas in circulation like wrapping them in foil in the oven and microwave. All this does is heat your avocado up and soften it. This does not actually ripen it. We have found another technique that uses flour and gets great results.

How To Ripen Avocado Overnight

via Dirt Farmer Jay, Youtube.

Dirt Farmer Jay is sharing his Mother’s clever Avocado ripening hack and he will show you exactly how it works. He gives a demonstration and you can see the results for yourself. He also explains how and why fully covering your avocados in flour works. This is an amazing hack that you will love. Click Play above to view now ^

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