Best Place to Store Avocados? In the Refrigerator

Best Place to Store Avocados? In the Refrigerator

Emma Christensen
Jul 6, 2011

We've been a little avocado-happy around here lately, what with the breakfast puddings, our new favorite salad, and even an attempt at avocado ice cream. Needless to say, there have been a lot of avocados floating around the kitchen.

According to Cheryl Sternman Rule of 5 Second Rule, the best place to keep all these avocados is not necessarily on the counter as we've always believed.

Cheryl just returned from a trip to Mexico City where she got to sample all kinds of avocado varieties and delicious dishes made from them. She also learned that avocados actually keep quite well in the fridge!

Refrigeration just halts the ripening process. When anticipating a need for an avocado, you just put the avocados back on the counter to finish ripening. She also says that keeping avocados in a paper bag will speed up the ripening process, just like with other fruits.

While leaving avocados on the counter is still perfectly fine for avocados we'll eat in a day or two, it's great to know that they'll keep for longer when stored in the fridge.

Read the Article: Aguacates de Mexico from 5 Second Rule

Related: What's the Best Way to Remove the Pit from an Avocado?

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)

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