Store at room temperature until ripe — an avocado is ripe when it yields to gentle squeezing.
To ripen faster, put avocado in a brown paper bag on the counter; placing an apple in the bag will speed up the process even more.
Once ripe, refrigerate avocado in plastic bag.
To freeze avocados: (1) Peel and puree avocados; (2) Add to the puree 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice for every avocado used to prevent browning; (3) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
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