Until they’re fully ripe, avocados should be stored at room temperature. Placing an unripe avocado in the refrigerator will slow the ripening process, but the same concept applies to ripe avocados: put them in the refrigerator to keep them at their prime ripeness for longer.
Should you refrigerate avocados when ripe?
- 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.
How to Keep Avocados From Ripening Fast
- Select avocados that are light green and firm. Store the avocados in the refrigerator in the produce drawer.
- Keep the avocados in the refrigerator for three to five days. The refrigerator helps to slow down the ripening.
- Remove the avocados from the refrigerator two days before you plan to prepare them.
How do you keep avocados from ripening too fast?
To speed up the ripening process, place avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana. To slow down the avocado ripening process, place ripe and ready to eat avocados uncut in the refrigerator. They will last 2–3 days. Sprinkle cut, mashed or sliced avocados with lemon or lime juice.
How do you make avocados last longer?
Store Fresh Cut Ripe Avocados
Sprinkle cut, mashed or sliced fruit with lemon or lime juice or another acidic agent and place in an air-tight container or tightly covered clear plastic wrap. The fruit can be stored in your refrigerator for a day.
Can you refrigerate avocados to slow ripening?
Ripening of the avocado is slowed down greatly by refrigeration, so it is usually a good idea to let the avocado ripen fully at room temperature. Once it is ripe, it can be stored in the refrigerator for at least a week. Putting an unripened avocado in the refrigerator may prevent it from ever ripening completely.
How long do unripe avocados last in the fridge?