This is a problem I really have each time I want to peel them. Over the years I used forks, spoons and knifes but always the Avocado gets damaged as it is mushy, pulpy when I peel it and gets a mess. Is there any method than can I use to properly peel it or perhaps a tool developed for this purpose?. If there is a video or picture that can accompany the answer that would help me a lot.


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In my experience, the most important part of peeling an avocado without damaging it is to first select an avocado that is perfectly ripe. A perfectly ripe avocado will yield to gentle pressure in the palm of your hand. Once you've selected appropriately, halve it lengthwise and whack the pit with a heavy, sharp knife and lift it out. Then use your fingers to gently remove the peel. If the peel does not separate cleanly, try it again with a less ripe avocado.

  • If his intent is to peel it WHOLE, then ripeness will be the problem rather than the solution... Commented Jul 2, 2018 at 16:41
  • @rackandboneman I usually try to peel them by cutting them in half and removing the seed with a spoon but this method always gives me some troubles. Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 3:33
  • @rackandboneman no where in his question does he say he wants to peel it WHOLE. I have never seen an avocado served whole, with the pit still inside, so peeling it that way doesn't even make any sense.
    – Jason S.
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 16:52

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