How to Store Avocados
Avocados in different stages of ripening should be stored in different ways.
How to Store Cut Avocados
Store cut avocados in the fridge. It’s important to note that, once cut, the green interior of the fruit will quickly begin to turn brown. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it won’t look very appetizing.
You can slow down browning by coating any exposed flesh with fresh lemon juice. After applying the juice, wrap the avocado pieces in plastic wrap or beeswax and store in the fridge for two to three days.
Another way to store cut avocado is to submerge the pieces in water and place the covered container in the fridge for two to three days.
Can You Freeze Avocados?
Yes, you can freeze avocados! But it’s important to make sure they’re at peak ripeness before you do. Unripe avocados will probably never ripen if they’re frozen.
You don’t need to jump through any hoops if you’re freezing a whole avocado—just put the fruit in the freezer and call it a day. If you’ve already cut into the avocado, mash it and mix in a little lemon juice to prevent browning.
Stored properly, avocados can last three to six months in the freezer.