When you're in the kitchen, there are countless things that can go wrong. We're not talking about burning toast or overcooking salmon — we mean the disasters that can occur while deep-frying a turkey or when a grease fire lights up your stove. And now, what seems like one of the simplest tasks has turned into an ER nightmare: Cutting avocados. But before you scoff at the idea of this being dangerous, keep in mind that first-response doctors have seen so many horrible cases they've given the injury a nickname: avocado hand. In fact, the secretary and former president of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons told The Times that he sees "four patients a week" in the emergency room. The avocado hand epidemic is prevalent in the U. But what the Times and other food sites fail to explain is how to get the pit off of the knife. After whacking it onto the blade and carefully twisting it out of the avocado, you can really struggle —and risk slicing open your palm or worse!
How to cut an avocado step by step
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Avocados are one of the most delicious fruits, high in nutrition and full of flavor. You would be surprised just how easy it is to grow a tree from the seed. Imagine, from just one fruit you can have hundreds more! How great is that? Start by removing the pit from the avocado then wash it clean of all the avocado fruit remains. Remove any of the brown skin on the pit because it comes off anyway and you could speed up its growing process by removing it. Some avocado pits are shaped oblong, whereas others are perfect spheres — but all avocados have a slightly pointier end and this is the top, the bottom is the flatter end. Keep in mind, when you are sticking toothpicks in the seed you will need to place the bottom root end in the water, in order to get your pit to sprout. Take four toothpicks and stick them at a slight downward angle into the avocado seed, spaced evenly around the circumference of the avocado. These toothpicks will allow you to rest the bottom half of the avocado seed in water, while the top half is open to the air.
Growing an avocado tree Persea americana from seed can be interesting, but they are usually propagated by grafting the desirable hybrid onto rootstock. They are hardy in U. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11 where they can grow to more than 60 feet tall. Growing avocado from seed pit can take eight to 12 years to produce avocados and the avocados may not be the same quality as the parent plant. The time it takes for the seed to germinate and the success rate is also quite variable. There are steps you can take, though, to help ensure success and speed up the germination process. The most common and interesting way to germinate an avocado seed is to suspend it in water.