7 tricks every avocado lover should know: Ripe in 10 minutes

Jolanta Sabatine, an employee of the fruit and vegetable department of the “Iki” business chain, says that avocados are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, but help fight various diseases and maintain good body functioning. The press release says.

“Avocados contain vitamins C, K, E, B6, as well as folic acid, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids, so including them in the daily diet helps to ensure high levels of vitamins in the body. , well-being, improves heart function, In addition, consumption of avocados lowers blood cholesterol levels”, J. Sabaitienne says.

Avocados

Avocados

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Avocados are inseparable from various breakfast dishes, sauces for salads, pasta and cereals are made from them. Avocados go well with chocolate, so they are also used in desserts. However, to prepare delicious dishes from avocados, you need to know some rules for storing, ripening and cooking them. The “Iki” representative also shares 7 tricks that all avocado lovers should hear.

7 techniques

Ripe the avocado in 10 minutes. If you want to enjoy avocados right now, but you bought an unripe avocado – no problem. Wrap the avocado in foil and place on a baking sheet. Then put the avocado in an oven heated to 200 degrees for ten minutes. Keep in mind that the taste of an avocado “ripe” in this way may change slightly, so it is best to use such an avocado in various sauces or in dishes where avocado is not the main ingredient.

Store avocados with other fruits for faster ripening. If you buy perfectly ripe avocados, but you are not in a hurry to ripen them – put the avocados in a paper bag with apples and bananas and let them stand at room temperature for a few days. These fruits are high in ethylene gas, which naturally speeds up the ripening process of other fruits and vegetables, so avocados ripen more quickly.

Rate the look. If you doubt whether an avocado is ready to eat, examine it carefully. To make sure the avocado is fully ripe, remove the stem from the avocado and look underneath. If the underside of the avocado is bright green, it means the fruit is fully ripe and ready to eat. If it’s brown, the avocado is probably overcooked.

Avocados

Avocados

Use lemon juice. If you can’t eat an avocado right away, or if you only use half an avocado for a recipe, rub the other half with lemon juice, then wrap it tightly in cling film and refrigerate. This will prevent the avocado from browning.

Freeze them in ice cube trays and use them to make fresh smoothies. It is no news that avocados are often used in the preparation of various cocktails. However, J. Sabatine suggests freezing avocados. This way, you don’t have to use the avocados after you buy them, and you don’t need ice for the cocktail. Peel the avocados, cut into cubes and place in ice cube trays.

Use avocado as a substitute for butter. Love baked goods that use butter? Replace avocado with butter in your favorite desserts, from brownies and cupcakes to cakes and cookies.

Grow your own avocado tree. You can also grow avocados at home. You need to pierce the avocado pit with toothpicks and hang it over a bowl of water. When the seedling grows from the seed, it should be planted.

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