Can you boil an unripe avocado

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you boil an unripe avocado?” We will also discuss how you can boil an unripe avocado, what are the alternative methods to boiling unripe avocado as well as the cons of heating an unripe avocado.

Can you boil an unripe avocado?

Yes, you can boil an unripe avocado but this step is time-consuming and worthless since it will not let accelerate the ripening process, even though it might become tender it will have a terrible taste.

Avocados are highly nourishing vegetables that are naturally loaded with fibres, 20 different vitamins (vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamins B-5 and B-6) minerals (magnesium, potassium).

But, we all get frustrated when we discover that the avocados we bought a few days ago and are planning to use for a recipe are still so hard to eat. 

At this sad moment, the first thing that might cross your mind is to surf the internet and search for any hack or trick to fasten the ripening process of your avocado fruit and make them edible and usable in no time or just a few minutes without waiting a week. RIGHT?

If your answer is yes, we have done the research for you to save you time and effort and give you the conclusion and the true method that will help you achieve this result and those which you should avoid.

How can you boil an unripe avocado?

Here is a simple step-by-step instruction that you can easily follow to boil your unripe avocado.

  • Pour some water into a boiling pot then bring to a boil 
  • Peel and cut the unripe avocado in half lengthwise then remove the pits to facilitate the boiling process
  • Once the water starts boiling put the unripe avocado and let them boil for about 60minutes, or until they become tender 
  • Remove the boiled avocado carefully from the boiling water using tongs and let it cool down to room temperature for 5 minutes before using.

What are the alternative methods to boiling unripe avocado?

After we have explained in the previous section, how you can boil your unripe avocado, we will give 2 other alternative heat methods that you can use for the same purpose.

Method 1: Baking unripe avocado

  • Preheat your oven to 200 – 300 F
  • Peel and cut the unripe avocado in half lengthwise then remove the pits to facilitate the boiling process
  • Place the unripe avocado you prepared in an oven baking dish
  • Bake your avocado in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until it becomes tender.
  • Remove the dish carefully from the oven and let the avocado cool down to room temperature for 5 minutes before using.

Method 2: Microwaving unripe avocado

  • Peel and cut the unripe avocado in half lengthwise then remove the pits to facilitate the boiling process
  • Place the unripe avocado you prepared in a microwave-safe baking dish.
  • Wrap the baking dish and cover it completely with a plastic wrap
  • Use the tines of a fork to poke 4 holes into the plastic wrap.
  • Place the avocado in the microwave and let it cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Remove the dish carefully from the microwave and let the avocado cool down to room temperature for 5 minutes before using.

What are the cons of heating unripe avocado?

Even though the heat used in boiling, baking, and microwaving unripe avocados can change their hard texture into a soft one, unfortunately, neither one of them will actually ripen unripe avocados as we all dream.

So if you use any of these approaches, the obtained result will be a soft avocado that has the same taste and flavour as that of a bitter, and slightly stringy unripe avocado, not that delicious nutty flavour of ripe avocados. 

Instead, we recommend putting your unripe avocado in a paper bag, or in a bowl of uncooked rice, but to be clear IT IS NOT MAGIC, it will just accelerate the maturation of your fruit a few days without sacrificing its flavour and texture.

If you are in a hurry, visit your nearest grocery store and buy ripe avocado fruit that is ripe as you desire and instantly edible in your recipes without waiting for it to ripen naturally.

For more detailed guidance, please click the link here 

Other FAQs about Avocado that you may be interested in.

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query “Can you boil an unripe avocado?” We have also discussed how you can boil an unripe avocado, what are the alternative methods to boiling unripe avocado as well as the cons of heating an unripe avocado.

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

References

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a27322534/how-to-ripen-avocado/#:~:text=Is%20it%20safe%20to%20eat,baking%20or%20cooking%20the%20avocado.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/504924-how-to-cook-an-unripe-avocado/