Can I Freeze Avocados?

Okay, so you probably went grocery shopping and found a massive sale on avocados, and went a teeny bit overboard and got more than you’d like, but you’re now home, realizing what a big mistake it was, and that there’s no way it would all be eaten before they went bad. You find yourself trying to look online for a quick answer on how to make these savory fruits last longer. Well, look no further! Yes, you can freeze avocados, and I am going to tell you how. When frozen, an avocado will typically last three to six months.

Here are a few ways that you can freeze the avocados.

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How To Pick Ripe Avocados?

The best and easiest way to pick a ripe avocado is to look at the coloring under the stem. Simply peel the stem off, and if it is a light golden or yellow color, you will know that the avocado is ripe and ready to eat. If the coloring is dark, then it is overripe, and you should skip that fruit. 

You can also go by the overall color of the avocado. They should be a green color, and if they have turned dark green or black, then they are past their prime. 

Also, you can give them a squeeze test. If you hold it in your hand and give it a slight squeeze, it should not feel too soft. If it is then you know, it is too ripe. On the other hand, if it is extremely firm, then it isn’t mature enough. Also, check the fruit for any damage or bruising. If you find any soft spots there is a chance it has been dropped and banged up. 

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How to Ripen a Raw Avocado?

Unlike many other fruits, avocados actually don’t ripen when they’re on the tree, but rather after they have been harvested. If you’ve got your hands full with unripe avocados, and are looking to get them ripe and ready to cook with as soon as possible, here’s a little trick to speed up the process. 

Simply place the unripe avocados in a brown paper bag along with an apple or a banana and pack it properly. Keep it in a cool spot for 2-3 days and that’s it! 

And if you’re wondering if how this simple hack really works, well, here is how it does. Apples and bananas both produce an hormone known as ethylene, which helps trigger the process of ripening of fruit, and when you place the avocados beside them, and they are exposed to the hormone, they automatically start to ripen faster. 

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How To Store Avocados In The Refrigerator

If you don’t want to freeze your avocados and you will be eating it in the next 3-5 days, then you can refrigerate it. Just place the entire fruit in a plastic bag and place in the fridge. If you have already cut up your avocado and want to put it in the refrigerator, then you need to add some lemon or lime juice. The juice will help prevent the dark coloring that occurs. It is essential to place your cut or mashed avocado in an airtight container. Air is an avocados’ worst enemy!

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How Do You Cut Avocados?

There are several different methods of cutting up avocados. Depending on what you are using them for will affect how you want to cut them. Slice the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Then you can score the fruit, by cutting criss-cross lines then scooping it all out. Another option is to scoop the avocado out of the skin by using a spoon. Then you can cut it into tiny slices or mash it. You can also purchase this 6-in-1 Avocado slicer to save some time and energy!

Alright, my lovely reader!! I hope that I’ve convinced you to try a few different snacks with avocados!! So not only are they healthy, they’re incredibly versatile! Yaaay!! If you find a sale on them, STOCK UP and freeze them! 

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About Joanne

Hi! My name is Joanne, and my loves include cooking and photography, my fur baby Bubba and those special people in my life. While I like to indulge (be it food/shopping/clothing) from time to time, my TRUE self is always inspired by the challenge of frugality. Yeah.. I’m cheap and I love it! haha! Drop by often to check out my various cooking attempts (good and bad), my DIY projects, and whatever else strikes me as cool at the moment. Come on now, grab a coffee and hang out with me for a bit! Want contact or work with me? Email me at joanne@thesaltypot.com!

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