Do you know that when you put a bag of unripe apricots into the refrigerator, you are actually destroying them? The actual method is to leave the apricots on your countertop at room temperature until the fruits are ripe and yield to gentle palm pressure.
Knowing how to handle the fruit ripening process is a valuable skill, especially when we might not always be able to purchase fruits of our desired firmness. Here is an example of how you can handle unripe avocados until they are fit to be eaten.
METHODS TO RIPEN AVOCADOS AT HOME
|Place the unripe avocados in a fruit bowl on the countertop.
|Place the unripe avocados in a brown paper bag. Include an apple (high ethylene producer) in the bag to speed up ripening process.
|When the fruit yields to gentle palm pressure, it is ripe and ready to be eaten.
|Ripe avocados can be refrigerated for up to 3 days if they are not eaten immediately.