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Avocado on your face

post #1 of 10
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I know I will get some hits on my post with a title like that.

I bought some avocados about a week ago (15) and they are ripening well. I suppose you want them to the point were they are almost ready to start to darken inside. There is a website with info about comparing the feel touching your nose as compared to your cheek, too soft, or your forehead, too hard.

Anyway I took one that had soft black spots and found that these went all the way through not unlike a dental cavity or any other rotty nasty situation.

I thought I could remove these absesses to make a quick quacomole with some salsa but on second thought I will just get a newer one, they were 3 for a buck.

I hate to see this go to waste and have neither a compost or a dog. Would it help my skin to rub on my face? Is there a simple recipe for a skin cream with this fruit?

I am in Colorado and think like the ancients that once roamed these plains and hills.

I want nothing to go to waste.
post #2 of 10
How about preparing a cream so that your wife can enjoy.

Mash half an avocado, 1/4 of mayo, one capsule of vitamin E oil, if you don't have the oil, go ahead and use it anyway. Mix it all together. Avocados contain humectant which helps draw in moisture for the skin. Leave on your face for 20 mins.

You can put this on the face twice a day. If you had avocado oil , well then that would be a different story.

Happy facials Kevin, your a good husband.

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post #3 of 10
Avocado tip...avocados ripen best at room temp...and 7 days is a long time to leave them out of fridge as they are highly perishable. I am not aware of any type of this glorious fruit that need to be dark inside before eating.
Choose fruits that feel heavy for their size. Stay away from ones with obvious soft spots and those that sound liquid when shaken gently.When you see avocados on sale 3/$1, run. Run fast and far. Someone is trying to pass off an inferior product.
post #4 of 10
I avoid rock hard avo's, mostly because I buy them when I want to use them.
I pick one that is lightly soft, then flick the remainder of the stem and if it pops out easily, it's ripe.
I prefer haas avocados, they have a fat content that has a pleasing mouthfeel and flavor, at least to me.
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post #5 of 10
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Maybe the facials for me

Maybe the facials for me petals. LOL

Why should we assume this is an inferior product just because it was sold for 3 for $1.00. Sprouts Market here outside Denver is a pretty reputable name.
post #6 of 10
Even the most reputable of places will discount items rather than just tossing them out.
Does that mean they have no value to anyone?
On the contrary, many will look for such a deal.
But they do this knowing that they have limited time to use the product or risk the quality deteriorating further.
They also pick over ripe produce because for the dish they will use it in it will not matter, and may even make it better.
But in general terms yes, it is inferior.
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post #7 of 10

abocabos

I offer these friendly disagreements most respectfully:

Avocados are best selected/bought while they are still firm. An avocado that is ready-to-eat-soft in the market is more likely to be soft because other shoppers before you have squoze it with firm hands for sampling rather than soft because it is nicely ready-to-eat-ripe. I've put many a thumb through the skin of an abused supermarket avocado.

Firm avocados, if of good size and weight for their type, will ripen perfectly if put into a dark room-temperature place (a brown bag or a bowl of flour work or just the pantry work) in 3 to 5 days. Not refrigerator. One of the few fruits that actually ripen off the tree better than on.

I also tend to go two ways with my avocados: semi-soft for salads and sandwiches, or nicely-soft for guacamole.

And there are lots of reasons why markets offer great sales on products (such as 3/$1 avos). Loss-leader promos, great pricing from vendor, mistaken quantity purchase, new vendor buy-in, and more. Good markets rarely, if ever, dump inferior product. At least not intentionally. Bad for long-term reputation.

3 avocados for $1 is not an uncommon promo price here in California.

Joe
post #8 of 10
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Thanks

Thanks Joe, it tastes better already, since your post.
post #9 of 10
I agree with Joe as far as purchasing for a later use.
And hopefully I was clear as to hard, firm, soft and mushy.
I buy something that's in between the 2nd and 3rd. Firm with a little give.
Also, putting an apple in the bag with the Alligator Pear will speed the ripening.
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post #10 of 10
Did not mean to offend the bargain shoppers...but I have noticed that deeply discounted avocados are on the small side with a very large seed. On the good side...most are perfectly ripe to use that day....you will probably have to cut out the bruises so be sure to purchase extras.
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