Avocado is an amazing fruit with priceless taste and nutritional qualities. It is no coincidence that the crocodile pear ranks among the 10 healthiest foods worldwide.
The green Mexican fruit has been known since the time of the Mayans and the Aztecs. It has been compared to crocodile skin, because of its roughness and characteristic green color. Over time, however, the irreplaceable benefits of the avocado and its miraculous composition were discovered.
It contains over 20 types of vitamins, healthy fats, fiber, amino acids and minerals. Due to the extremely healthy composition and unsurpassed health benefits, the popularity of the avocado is increasing more and more noticeably and today its use is all over the globe.
Avocados have relatively unusual characteristics. Although it is a fruit, it does not have the typical sweet taste. Also, specific to avocados is that when purchased from the store, they are actually unripe and inedible.
Avocados are picked in an unripe state, so we often buy them in the store still not quite ready. To shorten the period of impatient waiting and to make the avocado ripen faster, here are some useful tips:
For this method, you need a fork to mash the avocado into two equal halves. Place the fruit on a plate and cover it with a lid or napkin to protect it from possible explosion in the microwave.
Heat the fruit for 30 seconds, until it softens enough. If it is not soft, leave it for another 30 seconds. Then wait for it to cool down a bit and cut it in the usual way.
Aluminum foil method
Take aluminum foil and wrap the entire avocado. Place it onto baking paper and leave it for 10 minutes. When it cools completely, remove the paper and you are ready to use it.