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HOW TO RIPEN YOUR AVOCADOS

  • To speed up the process of ripening, keep the fruit in your original closed AvocadoBox and store at room temperature 65-75° until ready to eat (usually two to five days)
  • Including an apple or kiwi fruit in the box to accelerates the process because these fruits give off natural ethylene gas, which will help ripen your avocados organically (Tip: The more apples or kiwi fruit you add, the quicker your avocados will ripen )
  • Soft ripe fruit can be refrigerated until it is eaten, and should last for several more days. (Tip: Refrigerate only ripe or soft avocados)

HOW TO STORE YOUR AVOCADOS

  • Ripe fruit can be stored in the refrigerator uncut for at least three to six days. To store cut fruit, sprinkle it with lemon or lime juice or white vinegar and wrap in plastic wrap or place in an air-tight container, then refrigerate. This will prevent it from discoloring. If refrigerated avocados or guacamole turn brown or black during storage, discard the top or outer layer
  • If you want to speed up the ripening process for your four hard, unripened avocados, read our section above on how to ripen

HOW TO CUT AVOCADOS

Use this simple process when cutting avocados

  • Start with a ripe avocado on a cutting board and cut it lengthwise around the seed. We recommend cutting into the avocado until the knife hits the seed, then rotating the avocado with one hand while holding the knife horizontally in the other hand
  • Turn the avocado by a quarter, and cut it in half lengthwise again Rotate the avocado halves in your hands and separate the quarters
  • Remove the seed by pulling it out gently with your fingertips Tip: Using this cutting method eliminates the other common seed-extraction method (striking the seed with a knife and twisting) which requires some skill and is not recommended.
  • Peel the fruit by sliding your thumb under the skin and peeling the skin back. (Tip: If you are not using the avocado immediately sprinkle all cut surfaces with lemon or lime juice or white vinegar and cover with plastic wrap against the surface of the avocado to prevent discoloration.)

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