10 Amazing Avocado Hacks and Facts for Busy People


Love them or hate them, these once rather retro fruits have pretty much taken over the world. You can't scroll through your Instagram feed without spotting an 'avocado rose', avocado on toast, avocado bagels, burgers filled with avocado slices, and whatever other crazy combo the next food blogger comes up with next.

As the avocado basks in what feels like eternal glory, we'd like to share with you some time-saving tips and creative ideas for indulging in your avo addiction. Let's go beyond guacamole and start slathering it on top of our cupcakes.

1. Ripen an avocado by putting it in a paper bag


Do so at room temperature, and if all goes well, your avocado will mature into a perfect guacamole-making texture in a couple of days. Wowza.

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