Shelf Life Tips
- How long do cut avocados last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep cut-up avocados refrigerated.
Avocados discolor quickly when cut - to keep sliced avocado from turning brown, wrap tightly in plastic; sprinkling a small amount of lemon or lime juice onto the exposed avocado flesh will also help prevent discoloration
To maximize the shelf life of cut avocados, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in covered container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
How long do cut avocados last in the fridge? Properly stored, cut avocados will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze cut avocados? Yes, 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.
How long do cut avocados last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 3 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cut-up avocados that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
How to tell if cut avocados are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cut avocados: discard any avocados that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the cut avocados.
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