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Few things compare to the disappointment of getting ready to eat an avocado and realizing it isn’t ripe yet. You’re left with a hand full of rock-hard avocado and a heart full of woe—a true food tragedy. But what if I told you it didn’t have to be that way? A life hack is now going viral because it promises to rid people of these sad, unripe avocado moments with just an oven, some tin foil, and about 10 minutes worth of time. Talk about a game-changer.
The hack is simple. Start by gathering your ingredients: a baking sheet, tin foil, and the avocado you have your heart set on. While you pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees, wrap your little green fruit in tin foil and place it on the baking sheet. After that, just pop the sheet in the oven and count to 10 (minutes). And voila: your avocado should be good to go. You’ll want to give it some time to cool off in your fridge before you dig in, but seriously—it’s that easy.
The hack warns that some avocados are more stubborn than others, so it might take up to an hour to ripen your little beauty. Still, an hour is nothing compared to the several days you might have had to wait otherwise, so the hack still stands.
So how does this work, exactly? Basically: Avocados release a little thing called ethylene gas, which is what makes them soft and ripe. (Many other fruits like bananas, peaches, and tomatoes do the same.) This gas is usually released slowly—causing the avocados to ripen over time—but when you wrap it in tinfoil, you’ve essentially trapped the gas and sped up the ripening process. Placing an avocado in a sealed paper bag will have a similar effect (capturing the gas and accelerating the ripening), though this will likely take days as opposed to minutes.

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