Ketology How To: Ripen Avocados Quickly

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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

If you need to know how to ripen avocado quickly – you’ve come to the right place. Avocados are basically lifeblood for those living a Ketogenic lifestyle. On the Ketology plan, we recommend eating at least one avocado a day. Why? Avocados pack INCREDIBLE nutrition in a delicious little package. Not only are they one of the best sources of good – Omega-3 – fats, avocados help reduce inflammation,? aid with arthritis, is effective in diabetes management, support weight loss and healthy weight management, are a rich source of fiber, can help improve cholesterol, aid in the absorption of plant-based nutrients, promotes eye health, packs essential folic acid,?pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium,??lutein, and beta-carotene, among others.

And did we mention that they are delicious?

So what do you do if you get a bunch of avocados and some are hard as a rock? Our quick Ketology hack will show you how to ripen avocados and get those green beauties soft and perfect in days. Here’s how:

How to Ripen Avocados

  1. Take a brown paper bag and put a full, uncut apple (any kind will do) in it.
  2. Put your unripened avocados in with the apple in the brown paper bag.
  3. Roll / fold the bag over to close.
  4. Let the avocados and apple sit together for a couple of days, keep checking – but in a few days, your avocados will be perfect and ready to devour!

How the heck does an apple in a bag ripen avocados?

Apples produce the plant hormone ethylene which is how fruit (like apples or bananas) ripen. When in the brown paper bag with other fruits, the gases excreted from the apple is trapped and helps the other fruit ripen with them. So easy!

Have you tried this avocado ripening hack? Let us know in the comments below!



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