Tips, Tricks, And Hacks Every Avocado Enthusiast Needs To Learn

For many, avocados are a staple item in the kitchen. They are great additions to salads, salsas, smoothies, and are great to eat raw with a pinch of sea salt. The issue is, they tend to ripen and go bad within days, and people tend to get bored using them the same way.

Thankfully, we’re here for you. Try freezing avocado slices for later use, or using half for an egg bowl to spice up your next breakfast. Then, if you’re feeling crafty, use the pit for an art project, or as a “starter seed” to grow an avocado tree. And those tips, tricks, and hacks are just the beginning!

Use Other Fruit To Ripen Avocados

Use Other Fruit To Ripen Avocados
Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images
Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

If you don’t trust placing a rock-solid avocado in an oven to “insta-ripen,” try this other hack. Get ready; we’re about to drop some science knowledge. You’re going to want to gather either bananas or apples to help ripen your avocados because the ethylene gas in both fruits helps naturally speed up the ripening process, boom.

So, you’re going to want to grab a plastic bag and stick a banana or apple in it along with your hard avocado. After a day or so, your avocado should be substantially softer and ready to eat.