Store Avocados In The Fridge To Keep Them From Over-Ripening

Conventional wisdom is often to keep your vegetables, especially juicier options like tomatoes, out of the fridge and eat them quickly for best freshness. However, avocados can usefully be stored in the fridge to slow the ripening process.

Photo by Harmony Rae.

Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of 5 Second Rule, recently took a trip to Mexico to see where many of the world's avocados are grown and learned from the source that they chill well. She also learned that when you're ready to make enjoy those avocados, simply remove them from the fridge to let them finish ripening, or to speed up the process, put them in a paper bag.

Of course, this could all be avoided by using our guide to choosing fresh vegetables to buy them fresh and when you need them. How do you store your avocados? Leave your tips in the comments.

Aguacates de Mexico [5 Second Rule via The Kitchn]


    The thing I was always taught with avocados is to leave the seed in to keep the rest of it fresh.
    The seed prevents it from going brown as quickly.

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