How to Peel an Avocado video
Do you love avocados but steer clear of them because you’ve always heard they’re high in fat, hard to peel and they have a nasty large pit which is a challenge to remove and you can’t ever tell when they’re perfectly ripe and ready to eat? You just might call all this an urban fruit legend.
When it comes to cutting and peeling an avocado and getting to the delicious rich buttery flesh we have an easy step by step tutorial and a how to peel an avocado video to assist you. Soon you’ll be an avocado peeling expert.
1.Begin by taking a sharp knife and cutting lengthwise around the avocado. Do not cut around the girth or the fattest part of the avocado as this will make it virtually impossible to remove the pit.
2.Gently twist the two half’s in opposite directions to separate them.
3.Leave the avocado on the cutting board and carefully give it a thwack. Twist the knife and the pit should pop out.
4.To remove the pit, put the back of the knife against your palm, you should be able to pinch the pit off of the knife with your thumb and fore finger, with no danger of getting cut.
5. Cut your avocado halfs in half again so your avocado is now in quarters. Take the tip of one of the ends of the skin and peel it back until the skin is completely remove. It should remove fairly easily.
There are a few myths regarding avocados that need to be dispelled and here’s one of them…putting the pit in the cut up avocado will help keep it’s lush green color…nope, that’s a myth. The only thing that will keep the fruit from turning brown from oxidation and discoloring is using lemon or lime juice.
When using avocados planning ahead is essential. For example, if you try to make guacamole with a hard, under-ripe avocado, neither the texture nor the taste will be very pleasant.
When purchasing avocados pick ones that yield to gentle pressure but aren’t soft or mushy. Unfortunately, this kind of avocado is difficult to find in the grocery stores most of the time since avocados, like bananas, continue to ripen even when they have been taken off the tree. Supermarkets often buy fresh-picked avocados, so you usually don’t have any choice but to buy a really hard avocado.
It’s not difficult to speed up the ripening process; you can accomplish this by placing the hard avocados in a brown paper bag for 2-4 days. You can speed up the ripening process by sticking an apple, preferably a green Granny Smith they work the best; in the bag as well. The secret to this ripening process is the ethylene from the apple, it really does the trick!
In reality avocados are a wonderful healthy food choice and provide a significant amount of daily nutrients. When it comes to providing your daily dose of potassium avocados are number one; delivering almost 35% more potassium than a banana, which shoots this fruit to the top of its class. Again, its number one and at the top of the fruit list when it comes to providing fiber; the high fiber content aids in digestion and helps regulates blood sugar. Avocados contain the master antioxidant glutathione which plays an active role in keeping our body’s immune system active and healthy.
Avocados also have a positive effect on our eyes because of the amount of Lutein in them; which works to head off age related eye issues. In addition they’re a heart healthy food because of their vitamin B6, folic acid and oleic acid which improves the cardiovascular system.
Lets bust another myth…the high in fat myth…75% of the fat contained in avocados is unsaturated meaning its monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. What’s that mean…they’re a great substitute for saturated fats! So go ahead and indulge in this delicious fruit!
Here are a couple more fun facts about this misunderstood fruit; they have the highest protein content of any fruit. This is the third time this fruit rises to the top of its class. On Super Bowl weekend in the US 50 million pounds of avocados are consumed!
Go ahead and indulge your taste buds as often as you like. Whether your pleasure is to eat them plain, in a salad, dip or on a burger, avocados are a healthy fruit choice packed with substance and 20 good for you vitamins and minerals.
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