Trying to ripen an avocado in a paper bag

By | July 13, 2017

I love avocados. Most days I have a couple of avocado, tomato and cheese sandwiches for lunch. They’re so good, I find myself craving them.

But the problem is finding ripe avocados. When I buy them, they’re usually green.

Hi, I’m green

Now, you can wait until it ripens, which usually takes a week or so. I don’t have a week, because I’m impatient, not to mention hungry. In order to have avocado in my sandwich, I needed to find a way to hasten the ripening process. So I did what anyone in my situation would do – I googled it.

The great and powerful Google said to place an avocado in a brown paper bag. Well, one article said this, so I decided to give it a shot. The next day, I opened the bag and found the same unripened avocado as before. That was a lousy tip.

What are you kids doing in there?

I checked with the great and powerful Google again, and this time I read to put the avocado in a paper bag with an apple or banana. The fruit contains gases which are trapped in the paper bag, triggering the ripening process. Honestly, I don’t care how it’s done. I just want an avocado ripened for my sandwich.

One article said it will take a few hours, while another said two or three days. Guess what? I tried for a couple of days and nothing happened. Maybe I have a faulty bag or a faulty apple, but I don’t think so. I think the great and powerful Google lied to me.

Hi, I’m still green

I asked a couple of people, and they said the same thing – a brown paper bag with an apple. So I’m going to give it one more day. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all this, it’s that being an avocado lover takes patience.

 

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