How to Peel an Avocado

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I’m reposting how to peel an avocado, as I’m wishing you much success in healthy eating this year. We all know avocado is part of just about every diet in the universe, but even if you’re not on a diet, it ought to be part of your eating lifestyle.

I thought I knew the secret to avocados. But, I didn’t.

I used to think I was pretty smart just spooning and scooping out an avocado, after slicing in half. It works; but, it’s not the secret.

How to Peel and Avocado

Peel an Avocado When It’s Ripe

When an avocado is ready, it peels right off. Simply slice gently lengthwise without slicing into avocado to get it started, and off the the skin comes. You can slice through and scoop out with a spoon, but if you want to make a salad and have gorgeous green slices, try peeling it to get those beautiful slices.

How to Peel an Avocado

There is such a satisfaction to looking at this beautiful green football, it’s worth the wait. I was so excited about how beautiful this looked, I peeled another one, and another one.

How Does an Avocado Ripen

The avocado (like the banana) is a climacteric fruit. They do not ripen until after they are picked. And you have to have to purchase them at least 3-4 days in advance.

I discovered this technique when a friend brought some avocados for shrimp tacos for Memorial Day. They were so hard that we couldn’t use them.

I placed them inside a grocery cloth bag, ( I couldn’t find a paper bag) stuck them in the pantry and forgot about them for a week. I was so sure they would be terrible and mushy, but, when they were finally peeled and sliced, they were everything an avocado ought to be.

IF YOU USE A BANANA, you hasten the ripening process to perhaps 48 hours. See my post here.

I love avocados so much I might not even wait to get a cracker or a tortilla. I just eat them naked with salt and squeeze of lime or lemon.

Benefits of Avocado

Avocados are considered a healthy fat and also a super food. These are just a few of the many benefits.

  • Increase blood food to the brain, helping information move faster.
  • Good for Gut Health
  • Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds
  • Versatile for Many Delicious Recipes. See some of ours below, including smoothies, cocktails, salads and main dishes.

Recipes with Avocado from Spinach Tiger

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Now go out and buy some avocados and then exercise the proper patience so you can enjoy peeling and looking at this beautiful fruit.

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