5 Tips to store Avocados The Easy Simple Way

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How to store Avocados:

Avocados are wonderful fruits to enjoy when they are fresh. However they suck when they overripen or go bad.

So if you want to eat an avocado, you must do it when the fruit is at maximum freshness.

The tips here below show you how to store avocados the easy simple way…

…so that when you are ready to enjoy them, you are grateful for having life.


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How to Store Avocado In The Fridge

If the avocado is whole, that is you’ve not cut it, just keep it in the fridge.

* One thing to note. Don’t keep the avocado in the Deep freezer compartment.

What if I’ve cut the Avocado into 2, eaten one half and I want to preserve the other.

How can I prevent the other half from browning?


With these easy tips on how to save half of an avocado, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh deliciousness throughout the week!

  1. Cut open the avocado and remove the pit. Immediately coat the flesh of one half with fresh lemon juice. Wrap the avocado half in plastic wrap and place in the fridge. It’s as easy as one, two, three.

  2. An even easier method is to submerge your ripe avocado in water. Cut your avocado in half and fill a glass or plastic container near full with water. With the flesh-side down, place the avocado in the container, cover, and place in the fridge. This will keep the avocado from turning brown for about another two days.

  3. If your avocado is already ripe but you aren’t planning on eating it quite yet, simply place the whole fruit in the refrigerator. This will let you enjoy your avocado a few days later!


Does Keeping the Avocado In The Fridge Stop it From Ripening?

How To Store Avocados For a Long Time

Emi Boscamp Says, “You can store avocado for up to six months.”

Here’s how she does it:

  1. Wash the avocado, skin still on.

  2. Cut the fruit in half, and peel.

  3. If you decide to halve it, wrap the halves separately (sans pit) in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then put them in a resealable bag and freeze. (Don’t forget to label and date the bag!)

  4. If you decide to purée it, either mash the avocado with a fork or in a food processor with a little bit of lime or lemon juice or white vinegar. Then store in a resealable bag or an airtight container and freeze.

  5. Avocado can be kept frozen for up to five or six months. To thaw, leave in the refrigerator 12 to 24 hours before use, or place at room temperature for about an hour, or place into a bowl and run cold water over the bag or container. And you’re good to go!

But, as always, there’s a little bit of a catch.

Once thawed, the avocado isn’t quite as firm as the fresh avocado. It’s been through a lot being cooped up in that freezer next to those peas.

It’s just not the same.

So while you’re not going to want to snack on slices of it, the once-frozen fruit works perfectly well for making guacamole, dressings, spreads, and ice pops (perhaps with a little lime and tequila?).


In my opinion, keeping avocado in a deep freezer is a bad idea.


Avocados are tropical fruits that love a warm environment.

Therefore, subjecting the fruits to a freezing environment is going to radically change their taste.

Nevertheless, its good to try new ideas. 

You can try to freeze them for a week or two to see what comes of it laughing

How to store Avocado Without A Fridge

The Method below works best if you want to eat the Avocados in a few days. 

Once back from the grocery store, you can leave your avocados on the counter or in the pantry untouched or modified to become ripe.

If you want to hasten the process, place them in a brown paper bag.

This helps trap ethylene gas that the fruit produces when ripening, as reabsorbing this gas makes them ripen faster.

To ripen avocados even quicker, you can keep them in a paper bag with another ethylene producing fruit such as a banana.

You will know when an avocado is ripe when it is uniformly dark green all over. When pressing against the skin, it should give way but not dent it.


How To Store Mashed Avocado in the Fridge

To keep mashed avocado green in the refrigerator, add it to a glass container and pack tightly so there are no bubbles in the mixture.

Pour 1/2 inch of water over the top of the mash, fit a lid tightly over the top, and refrigerate up to 24 hours.

When you’re ready to enjoy your mashed avocado, gently pour out the water and stir the mixture well.

This trick works well for keeping guacamole fresh, too.

Want to store avocado mash in the freezer? Mash or puree your avocado with lemon juice (use 1 teaspoon per small avocado, and 2 teaspoons per large avocado).

When the lemon juice has been evenly distributed, pour the puree into a silicone ice cube tray and freeze overnight.

After cubes set, store in a sealed container in the freezer.


About The Author

Haron Mogeni

Meet Haron Mogeni, a horticulturist with a wealth of experience in project management. Haron has spent many years working in the horticulture industry, and has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing farmers and growers today.

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