It’s the middle of summer, and you know that means avocado season. Here’s how to peel an avocado the right way with a few simple kitchen tools.
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How to Peel an Avocado Without Breaking a Sweat
Step 1. Wash Your Hands
Before anything else, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. You wouldn’t want you or anyone else getting sick at a time when hospitals are slammed just because you didn’t wash properly.
Step 2. Wash Your Avocados
Next, give your avocado a good wash. This washes away any excess soil, and consequently, any bacteria (like E. coli) situated on the fruit’s surface.
This is especially important if you bought them fresh instead of pre-packaged.
Step 3. Secure Your Cutting Board
Once you’re done washing your avocados, lay the avocado lengthwise and place a clean towel underneath your chopping board so it doesn’t slip.
Step 4. Slice Lengthwise
Then, hold the avocado lengthwise with your non-dominant hand and start slicing around the middle part. Twist your avocado while holding the knife.
Once you’ve gone around town, break the two halves apart, revealing the large seed inside.
Step 5. Remove the Seed with a Spoon
If you plan on using only half of the avocado, leave the seed in. Otherwise, take your spoon and work your way between the seen and the fruit.
Step 6: Slice into Wedges
Next, slice your avocado halves into wedges so it’s easier for you to peel the skin off.
Step 7: Grab the Skin with Your Fingers
Grab the corner of the dark green avocado skin and gently pull it away from the fruit. Cut off any excess skin that didn’t peel off along with it.
How difficult this is would depend on how ripe your avocado is.
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What to Do with Avocado Pits and Peels
Now that you’ve got the fruit ready for your avocado toast or guacamole, what do you do with the leftovers? Note that avocado peels have a bitter taste to it, so you may not want to actually eat them.
- Add to compost: The easiest thing that comes to mind is your compost bin. Just make sure not to put a lot of peels in one batch as they take longer to decompose than other fruit waste.
- Plant the seed: Don’t throw away the seed just yet. Plant the seed and watch as it grows.
- Use as fabric dye: Surprisingly, avocado peels give out a nice soft pink color when used as a dye.
Benefits of Eating Avocados
Eating your regular dose of avocados come with a lot of benefits:
1. Rich in the Good Type of Fat
Avocados are rich in the good kind of fat that keeps you satisfied after a good meal. This fat content slows down the rate carbs break down and keep your blood sugars at bay.
2. Contains Lots of Fiber:
In addition, avocados also contain lots of soluble fiber. This keeps your digestive system going and ensures its regular movement.
3. Regulates Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Because they’re both low in salt and high in potassium, avocados help normalize your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
4. Helps Manage Chronic Pain
Avocados are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can help manage chronic pain and improve your quality of life
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And that’s how to peel an avocado with zero effort. We hope you learned something today and stay tuned for more tutorials.
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