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Here is an embarrassing story.

During high school, I once thought that I could microwave an avocado to ripen it. I know that was silly but I really wanted to eat the avocado. So, I placed into the microwave. After about 30 seconds, I took the avocado out and it was pure disaster. Not only did it smelled funky, it was still too hard to eat. My mom came into the kitchen and realized what happened and started to burst into laughter. Both of my sisters ran to the kitchen and we all laughed at the half-rock, half-rotten avocado.
If you guys ever run across the same situation. Here's a guide to help you tell when an avocado is ready. Don't eat unripe avocados because you can get diarrhea.
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@donnaescropolo True! I also have an avocado tree at home and usually it's ready to eat when it falls from the tree.
@cindystran yup, but most of the time I pick it when it's not yet ripe (but it has to be in its size ready to be picked) and I just put them in a sack and put them in a cool place, wait for a few days to ripen then Voila! i have my edible avocado 馃槃馃槀
@donnaescropolo that's a really cool trick. I'm still a noob at picking avocados. My mom usually does the harvesting. I will try that the next time I'm home!
Next to an apple? Really? That's such a random trick. I wonder how things like this were even figured out.
@danidee yeah! according to whfoods - apple, tomato, or banana will produce more ethylene gas and speed up the ripening process.