How to Ripen an Avocado - Becca Piastrelli

Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

You know when you really need an avocado to be perfectly ripe and ready for your meal plans....and it's not? I hate that feeling.

But I recently found out a food science tip - that you can quickly ripen an avocado using a banana! Oh science. you are just so awesome.

The explanation behind this magical science is ethylene - the horomone that triggers ripening in mature fruit, so placing a banana next to the avocado will speed up this process. It's all about proximity.

(Side note: With conventional, non-organic fruit, it is a common practice to harvest the fruit when it is not yet ripened and inject or spray it with ethylene by the time it arrives to the grocery store. It's good to know these things, eh?)

I've also read that apples are another fruit the releases a high amount of ethylene, so you could try that as well!

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