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Avocados are both a blessing and a curse
Old 06-01-2020, 09:00 AM
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I learned I liked avocados about a year ago. They're delicious and good for you, a healthy fat. Fantastic. But, they're only good for about 5 minutes. Seriously, I checked them yesterday morning and they were still a bit hard. I checked them last night and they were perfect. That means by tonight they're going to be icky.

I always miss my window. How does everyone else keep avocados from going bad so quickly?


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Old 06-01-2020, 09:05 AM
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I understand your issue. I bought a bag of avocados at Costco. The next day two were already beyond ripe.

I recently read that you can freeze them. Cut into chunks, squirt on lemon juice, bag and freeze. If you try this, Iíd like to know if it works!
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:12 AM
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I love avocados, but gave up buying them for this very reason. Now that I live alone, I have the exact same problem with bananas. I miss bananas way more than avocados.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:18 AM
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Once they start to ripen put them in the refrigerator it slows the ripening process. Also, once they are ripe you can freeze them. When you are ready to eat just them run warm water to defrost.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:19 AM
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You dont even have to cut them. Freeze them whole.


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Old 06-01-2020, 09:32 AM
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I just found about freezing them from a friend who is an awesome cook. Put them in the freezer skin and all. When ready, take it out, run it under hot water for a minute, peel and use. She said they don't get mushy and taste just as if fresh. I haven't tried it yet as I buy them and eat them as soon as they get ripe. I can sit and eat it by itself.

Yeah. Deliciousness itself.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:10 AM
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Wow, I never knew you could freeze them. Mine are ripe now. Iíll toss them in the freezer and see what happens. Thanks everyone.
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A couple of things
Old 06-01-2020, 10:18 AM
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A. You can put them in the fridge after they are the ripeness you desire. That could get you another day or two.

B) You can freeze them. When unfrozen they are not "eating" ready, but could be used to make guacamole.

C) Our new discovery: avocado wasabi toast- yum. Mash avocado with wasabi paste. It is great for breakfast.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:21 AM
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yep--second (third?) the refrigerator to slow them down.

also, if you can't eat a whole one, wrap up leftovers with saran wrap--completely seal by pressing wrap against the fruit to let now air in to cause the browning.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:15 AM
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My bananas went from green to brown without ever turning yellow. I got tired of throwing out avocados. Jim Gaffigan jokes that he is going to throw them away at the store, just to save time. A store near me has a sign up to tell you how many days until your avocados will ripen.


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Old 06-01-2020, 11:23 AM
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I have found that if I put a less than ripe avocado in the fridge and then bring it out a day or two before I want to eat it works, too
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:34 AM
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Toast with everything but the bagel seasoning and a soft boiled or poached egg...yum! Or guacamole??
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:38 AM
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Juliet, I just had an everything bagel with cream cheese and avocado. It was amazing.

And if youíve never had a capresce salad with avocado, you donít know what youíre missing.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:46 AM
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We almost always have near perfect avocados in the fridge because Man is the avocado concierge. He puts them in the fridge when they're a day before ripe and they ripen much more slowly.
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:46 PM
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We also fridges them when they are just about there. If they even last. We often eat them straight from the peel. Avocado is one of my very favorite things in life! I still feel cheated by these "giant" Hass avocados. They are not giant in any sense of the word, unless you are an ant (they are the size of the pit of the avocados I am used to eating in Hawai'i). But I'll take what I can get...
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:26 PM
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The struggle is real!

Today for lunch I had a tuna on those skinny everything bagels from Aldi with sliced avocado on top. Yumm.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:10 PM
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Similar to what Cat Woman posted, I put mine in the refrigerator, and take them out one at a time. When the first one is ready, I take the next one out and it's ready, and so on.
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:21 PM
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My DH always lets them go too long and he is in charge of the salad. I often bring one to the table halved and with a spoon.

I went to TJ a couple of weeks ago and was able to get a bag. I ordered some from Safeway to be delivered and they were absolute mush. Now I put in notes that I want them to be far from ready. I have also been making guacamole and freezing it during covid at home or buying the single serving guacamole to put on tostados or sandwiches.
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Old 06-01-2020, 05:10 PM
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The frozen chunks from Costco, sometimes Aldi, and I've found frozen halves at GFS.
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