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Who originated the dangerous avocado-pitting technique?

I sincerely doubt any particular chef or "popular show business personality" is responsible for this, though perhaps one or more such people have done this at one time or another. Many people are ...
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What's the line between salsa and guacamole?

Part of the problem is that "salsa" doesn't mean just one thing to everyone. If you do a web search for "avocado salsa" you get images ranging from liquid to chunky: Similarly, ...
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What's the brix of a typical avocado?

The basic definition of Brix is grams sugar per 100 g solution. For an avocado, the FDA’s nutrition data says that’s 8.5 °Bx. The Brix scale is generally applied to solutions consisting mostly of ...
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What protease is in avocado?

The culinary impact of proteases are to tenderize meat and that, if uncooked, they will prevent gelatin from setting. I have not heard of, and was unable to find, any recipe using avocados for meat ...
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Rescuing a CUT but unripe avocado

If you don't want to use the unripened avocado right away, according to this site Store Cut Unripe Avocados - If you have cut open your... avocado and found it to be unripe, sprinkle the exposed ...
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Avocado Oil Moisturizer- Edible?

No If it is labeled "cosmetic grade" then it is not safe to cook with, it is only safe if it says "food grade". I understand cosmetic grades of otherwise edible products (like cocoa butter or your ...
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What's the line between salsa and guacamole?

I think what you are seeing is marketing speak. Many different manufacturers put out similar products but may call them by different names. From what I've seen, guacamole, guacamole dip, and avocado ...
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How can I preserve avocados longer?

I haven't done a side-by-side comparison, but I find that once an avocado's ripe, I can keep it there for a few days by putting it in the fridge. It doesn't halt the process of getting brown spots ...
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Why is my avocado hard in some parts but fully ripe in some others?

Avocados are naturally hard/rubbery/soapy when picked. They only ripen once they have been picked. Picking them damages the fruit near the stem, which signals the avocado to release ethylene, which ...
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Bad tasting avocados recently

"Watery, grassy and bland" and "not mushy/creamy" (a.k.a hard) match my experience of avocados that aren't sufficiently ripe. An avocado should be very soft and creamy when it's ripe. (But not brown/...
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have these avocados gone bad?

Your friend is right. The avocado is not spoiled or in any way dangerous, just changed during storage. You can eat it without any ill effects. There are people who would throw food out for cosmetic ...
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Why are avocados so expensive?

Supply and demand. Supplies of avocados are declining due to droughts and unusual weather patterns. Not only drought can reduce crops, but unusual cool weather patterns can as well. Avocados dislike ...
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Are avocado seeds edible?

Persin is a fungicidal toxin present in the avocado which is generally harmless to humans. However when consumed by domestic animals in large quantities it is dangerous. It is an oil-soluble compound ...
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How do I choose to avoid brown stringy fibres in avocado?

The brown stringy fibers form in the avocado flesh after it is bruised or the avocado is past ripe. The way to avoid this is to plan ahead. Buy your avocados when they are green and very hard. Try to ...
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Very bitter avocados

So first, you should be aware that there is an avocado shortage this year, and as a result the avocados you are getting at the store are probably lower quality than you are used to. There are two ...
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have these avocados gone bad?

Avocados are frequently bad in one or both of two ways: "Bruising" where the flesh turns dark brown/black, is squishy and has a sour smell; "Fibrousness" where the flesh gets full ...
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Avocado hard and grey inside

In my experience, avocados with this behavior are normally picked too early. Although all avocados are picked early in commercial settings because of transit to market timing, when they are picked TOO ...
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I want a burrito, but I have no avocado

refried beans, or just skip the avocado?
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What's the line between salsa and guacamole?

The traditional guacamole is a salsa made specifically from avocado (the word comes from Nahuatl "ahuacatl" - avocado + "mole" - sauce). So your Venn diagram would have guacamole inside salsa. Once ...
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Sputtering Avocado Oil at High Temps

Sputtering usually means there's water present, so your oil must have some sort of water contamination. It's probably condensation left over from washing your bottle. You can determine this by pouring ...
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How do I press avocadoes to make avocado oil?

I've done this, and its simple and easy. Am in Uganda, so I get avocado pears. Blend it or mash the ripe avocados, then spread out to dry in the sun. Put in a cloth, and squeeze out the oil. It comes ...
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What can I do to help my avocados ripen?

You can ripen an avocado in one day by double wrapping in foil and placing in low (250°) oven for +/- 30 minutes. Check by pressing lightly until avocado is starting to soften. Check every 15 minutes. ...
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Why is my avocado tough and rubbery?

If it was transported in a chilled container or even at the store before it's ripe will cause only the skin to blacken even peeling away at the meat. I don't know who started telling people to freeze ...
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Flavor in avocadoes gone forever?

In my experience, having lived in San Diego and Hawaii, the old flavorful and buttery Hass avocado has gone extinct due to being hybridized with the watery avocados that ripen and are available in the ...
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Rescuing a CUT but unripe avocado

If you can put the two halves back together with the pit in the center, vacuum seal it. This will prevent it from drying out or turning black from oxidation. Another possible way to protect it from ...
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Bad tasting avocados recently

All the avocados I know are obviously too hard when unripe; and brown/gray, stringy, and visually grossly unappealing inside when overripe. So I think it is likely that your new avocados aren't bad or ...
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To make avocado oil, how ripe do your avocados need to be?

I’m not sure which kind of technology you are going to use to press the avocado oil, but if you want pure and more healthy oil for cooking or cosmetic utilization, I recommend the hydraulic cold press ...
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Do foods rich in antioxidants prevent avocado guacamole from turning brown?

No. The antioxidants in food work on cell level in the human body. They are a vastly diverse group of minerals, vitamins and other chemical compounds.1 The oxidation that turns guacamole and other ...
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have these avocados gone bad?

That looks like a Haas avocado. You can tell they are ripe by giving the wider end a gentle squeeze. If it yields to a firm, gentle squeeze, it is good to go. If it is very soft, it has probably ...
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