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How To Keep Avocado Fresh

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 keep avocado freshEver wonder how to keep avocado fresh for long? The basic rule to be followed to keep avocado fresh is to store them sealed without interference from air. Avocados are fruits that ripen off the tree when stored at room temperature within a matter of 3 to 5 days. Ripe avocados have a relatively short life. Hence, certain precautions have to be take to keep avocado fresh.


 


 


 


Keeping Avocado Fresh By Refrigeration


 


The vegetable drawer of the refrigerator is the best place to keep avocado fresh. Both ripe and unripe avocados can be kept fresh here. Ripe avocados are recommended to be consumed within 2 or 3 days, even though the less ripe avocados keep fresh for as long as 7 days in the refrigerator.


 


  1. Buy hard unripe avocados of good quality from market.



  2. Place unripe avocados in a paper bag along with an apple or banana for ripening. Keep unripe avocados at room temperature for ripening. Ensure that they are placed in an area away from direct sunlight.



  3. Avocados will ripen in 3 to 5 days.



  4. Place ripe avocados in paper bags.



  5. Keep in crisper section of the refrigerator.



  6. Consume within 7 days.


 


Keeping Cut Avocado Fresh


 


Keeping avocados fresh even if they are cut is not very difficult.


 


  1. Cut surfaces of avocado brown when in contact with air. Hence brush the surfaces with lemon juice or white vinegar to prevent the same.



  2. Place in refrigerator containers that are air tight.



  3. Keep container in refrigerator.



  4. Consume fresh avocado within 2 days.


 


Tips to Keep Avocado Fresh


 


  • Do not freeze avocados since these loose texture and taste once frozen.



  • Ripe avocados are soft to touch. Hence test avocados for ripeness if planning to consume on same day.


 


Learn more about how to keep avocado fresh and enjoy its versatile uses in a wide variety of recipes.


 


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