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Refrigerating Avocados

Q: Is it all right to store avocados in the fridge?

Avocados don't ripen on the tree.  After they are picked, they ripen best at temperatures between 60°F and 75°F (15°C and 24°F).  If you keep an unripened  avocado in the fridge, it can go straight to spoiled without ever completely ripening.  This is because the  ripening process is slowed down by the lower temperature.  To encourage ripening, try putting avocados in a paper bag with a ripe banana.

To tell if an  avocado is ready for  use, gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. A ripe avocado will be firm but will yield to gentle pressure.

Ripe avocados can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days  without concern, but if left too long they will spoil with no outward sign that they have gone bad.


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