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Can I Freeze My Avocados?

Can I Freeze My Avocados?

There's a lot to love about fresh Aussie avocados. They're creamy, mild, and filled with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Avocados are also wonderfully versatile, earning them a spot in everything from guacamole to toast. If avocados are a regular part of your diet or of you find a special that you just can’t resist you might want to store in your refrigerator or even freezer.

Can All Avocados Be Frozen?

While fresh avocados are always best, freezing them has perks, like reducing waste and ensuring you have avocados on hand when needed. However, not all avocados are suitable for freezing. It is best only to freeze ripe avocados because once frozen, they won't continue to ripen—even when thawed.

Freezing Avocado

  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone by gently working a spoon underneath it.
  2. Peel off the skin and cut the avocado flesh into slices or cubes.
  3. Gently brush slices or cubes with lime or lemon juice to help prevent browning.
  4. Place the avocado in a zip-lock plastic and remove as much air as possible and tightly sealing the bag and popping it in the freezer. 

How Long Can I Freeze Avocado? 

Frozen avocado will last for about 30 days.

How to Use Frozen Avocado

Frozen and thawed avocados are only ideal for some dishes. Freezing alters their texture, making them softer and somewhat mushy. Therefore, avoid using frozen avocado in dishes where its texture is crucial, such as guacamole or salads. Instead, save it for recipes where texture is less important.

Try Using Frozen Avocado In

Smoothies: Blend for extra creaminess and healthy fats.

Hummus: Adds a smooth, rich texture.

Baked Goods: Incorporate into brownies or muffins for added nutrients without noticeable texture changes.

For best results, remove frozen avocado from the freezer, allow one hour to thaw and use as soon as possible.