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Ask Liz: Ripening an Avocado

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    Ask Liz: Ripening an Avocado

    What's the best way to ripen an avocado? The California Avocado Commission says:

    • Place the fruit in a plain brown paper bag at room temperature.
    • The avocado should be ready to eat in 2-5 days.
    • Adding an apple or banana to the bag speeds up the ripening process because of the gases from the other fruits.
    • Ripe avocados can be refrigerated, but not for more than 2-to-3 days.
    • And the California Avocado Commission does not recommend a microwave to accelerate the ripening process.

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