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How should avocados be stored?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Avocados should be stored at room temperatureuntil they are ripe. When they are ripe they are slightly soft to the touch. Too soft and they will be overripe. If the skin looks sunken the avocado is probably over ripe. Too hard and it is under ripe. If you do not need the avocado for a few dates, purchase one that is on the harder side. Sometimes refrigerating avocados make them turn black on the inside.
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Avocados should not be refrigerated until they are ripe. Once ripe, they can be kept refrigerated for up to a week if they have not been sliced. Once sliced or mashed, avocado will keep refrigerated for one day, particularly if the pit is stored in contact with the flesh.

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