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Avocados do not last long, and you can freeze them to take advantage of sales.
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How do I freeze avocados?
By Joanne A.
Avocadoes change consistency and can only be used for things like guacamole, dips, spreads, etc. after freezing. What I do is simply seed, peel and mash them one at a time, place in individual ziplock snack bags and then place all in a larger ziplock bag (double bagging helps to keep them from getting an 'off' taste).
I do them individually so I know exactly how much are in each baggie and can simply pull out one if that's all that's needed.
Be sure to remove as much air as possible in each snack baggie to reduce freezer burn. They will keep well for about three or four months.
Add 1 tsp. lemon or lime juice to keep the color from turning.
A comment about adding lemon or lime juice. You only need to do that if you don't place each baggie of mashed avocado in the freezer right away before the discoloration has time to occur. I've never added when freezing and never had discoloration. Of course you will want to add the lemon or lime juice when making guacamole, etc. after thawing if not going to be eaten in just a few minutes.
Can you freeze avocados for use later?
By Bertha from Edmonton, AB
You most certainly can but they need to be mashed first. Stir in a tad bit of lemon juice (not too much or they'll be too watery) and freeze in individual freezer bags with air removed.
Can you freeze avocados, and if so how?
By ReDel C. from White House, TN
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Can you freeze avocados and if so how?
By Jim Drummond from Culver City, CA
I don't think freezing them whole would work well. I'd mash up the flesh with some lemon juice, then freeze in a container. (12/30/2009)
Recipes for freezing avocados are on both of these sites. (01/05/2010)
I freeze them all the time, but they do need to be mashed first and a little lemon or lime juice mixed in. I then place in small freezer bags, usually one cup per bag, remove all the air possible before zipping the bag and they've stayed excellent for guacamole, salad dressing, etc. for up to six months. (01/07/2010)
How do you freeze avocados?
Diann from HB, CA
From the website avocado.org
"When you have an abundance of fresh fruit, consider freezing it. Although avocados are not satisfactorily frozen whole or sliced, pureed avocados freeze very well and can be used in salads, sandwiches and dips.
Wash, seed, and peel the fruit as described above. Puree the flesh, adding one tablespoon of lemon juice for each two pureed avocados. Pack the puree into a rigid container, leaving 1 inch of headspace.
Seal and label the containers.
Freeze and use within four to five months." (02/04/2007)