How to Pit an Avocado

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How to Pit an Avocado - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. I am going to show you how to pit an avocado for a perfect guacamole. So, first question is, how do you find a perfect avocado for guacamole. Here is how. What you are looking for is a ripe avocado and you know an avocado is ripe when you can just pinch it with your thumb a little bit and it have a little bit of give. You do not want one that is too soft so that your thumb goes right through it because that means it is too ripe. And you also do not want one that is rock hard because that means it is not ripe enough. So, now that you have got a perfect ripe avocado, here is how you get the pit out of it. So, what I am going to do is first take out this little part right here, which is where it attaches to the tree on which it grows. I am going to throw that away. And then, I am going to take my knife and I am going to insert it into the top until I hit that big pit in the center of it. I am going to wrap my avocado around my knife. I am just going to roll it around while the knife is touching the pit inside all the way until it meets the part where I started. And then, I can take my knife out and then, I can twist it like an Oreo and I have the pit sitting inside that avocado. So, here is how you get that avocado out of there, or that pit out of the avocado. What I want to do is take my knife, the back of the knife and with my avocado on the cutting board, I am just going to gently tap it into it so that it is stuck into the pit. What I am going to do is, very carefully hold the avocado and the knife and I am going to twist them in opposite directions so that that pit will come off on my knife, which is great but now, I have got an avocado pit on my knife. So, here is a safe and easy way to get it off. What you never want to do is pull it because you can slip and this is slippery and you can cut and hurt yourself. Here is an easy way to do it. Take your thumb and your forefinger and just pinch it right off and it will fall right off. And that is an easy way to cut open and pit an avocado for a perfect guacamole.

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