How to Ripen an Avocado in the Microwave: When it comes to common fruit eaten around the world, avocados remain one of the most popular; the reason for this popularity is because of its vast nutrient composition and versatility in eating almost any meal.
While this fruit is widespread, the biggest challenge is finding a perfectly ripe avocado that is not too soft to spoil the savor and not too hard to make for edibility.
Sometimes the best things don’t have to take time; for avocados, this statement holds as waiting for avocados to ripen naturally takes a long time; and if you have a deep craving for this fruit, you are more likely to think of a way you can hasten it riping to have a taste of that juicy pulp.
Fortunately, ripening avocados has gotten easy as you can quicken avocados ripen by putting them in a microwave. Really? For real.
In this article, I’ll show you simple steps to ripen avocados quickly and professionally without spoiling the savor and flavor that comes with the fruit.
What is Microwave Avocado Ripening?
I know you are still wondering if it’s possible to have your avocado ripen by placing it in a microwave; well, by now, you should.
Although strange, Ripening Avocados in a microwave has been seen to be very effective, thanks to the electromagnetic radiation your microwave gives out when heating foods.
When an avocado is placed in a microwave, the radiation generates a kind of vibration within the molecules of the fruit, which increases the temperature (heat) that is necessary to ripen your fruit.
Before you start microwaving avocados, please note that only unripe avocados are perfect for this exercise, and it gives a little boost to get it ripe. Using seemingly ripe avocados will lead to a highly pulpy ripe fruit that may be undesirable to eat or, worse still, get spoiled along the process.
So without further delay, let’s see how we can ripen our unripe avocado by microwaving it. You’re welcome:
Ripening Avocados in the Microwave
Here is a simple step-by-step process to ripen an avocado in the microwave:
Gather the necessary Items:
You must ensure that the items needed for this exercise are ready and easy to find. The items needed aren’t anything out of the blue as they include:
- Unripe avocados
- A plate suitable for the microwave and
- A microwave oven
Getting Ready the Avocado for microwaving
Now that your items are ready, the next thing you should get is to get the fruit ready for the microwave wave, so here’s what you should do:
- Rinse your Avocado In running water to take out debris and other unwanted particles on the surface
- Wipe or pat with a soft clean towel to remove moisture.
- Put the fruit of the avocado on the plate, ensuring they are gap around the plate and the fruit.
Microwaving your Avocados
I bet here is the moment you have been waiting for, so now that your fruit is on the plate, the next thing is to put it into the oven, but before you do that, check out the following:
- Check that your microwave power is set to medium, then start with a wave time of 30 seconds before increasing in an intended way before placing your fruit in.
- At the point of microwaving, using the set timing, bring the avocados out at intervals and carefully touch them to determine their firmness.
- If still too hard, keep microwaving at the set interval of 30 seconds and place it back into the oven.
- Keep repeating this process, making sure to check for the turgidity after each interval until the ripeness you desire is gotten
- It takes, on average, 90-120 seconds for your avocado to ripen. After achieving your desired ripen, implement the same steps on the other unripe avocados.
Allow the avocados to cool:
Okay. Okay. I get it, the only thing you want to do right now is to grab your spoon and scoop everything in that avocado, but before you do that, you sure need to ensure that your fruit is cool enough to allow you to enjoy it.
So you see, it isn’t that hard, after all, ripening your avocados; now you do need to take caution when doing this because you don’t want to have your apartment explode because you’re trying to ripen fruit.
While microwaving avocados to get them to ripen faster, you must follow these procedures o ensure safety as you go about the business of ripening; these safety guidelines include:
Use microwave-friendly plates:
Your plate should only be microwave friendly; placing a highly conducting material into the microwave can spell danger not only for your avocado but also for your building; I trust you know what I mean.
Choose microwave plates that can withstand heat and are non-sticky so chemicals don’t get into your ripening food process.
Your ripening should be closely monitored to get the optimum ripening. By keeping an eye on your microwave, you ensure your fruit isn’t too soft or too firm.
Make sure your avocado cools
Again, remember to have your avocado cool appropriately before handling it. This is to prevent burns and scalding of your tongue due to the extreme heat the fruit ripening generates. Utmost care should be taken when handling your ripen avocados.
Discard spoiled avocados:
Only choose healthy, unripe, and fresh avocados when preparing to place in a microwave.
Avocados that are too soft or show signs of spoilage after microwaving can cause you to have food diseases.
Now that you know how easy it is to ripen an avocado in the microwave, the days of waiting for them to ripen naturally are over; all you need is to follow the simple steps highlighted and thank me later.
By following the steps detailed in this article and considering safety precautions, you use your microwave to boost your avocado fruit ripening process while still enjoying the flavor that comes with natural ripening. Remember, only unripe avocados can be microwaved.
Until next time, Adios!