Avocado 101: How to Pick an Avocado, Ripen It, Store It & More!

avocado-facts-585Say “avocado” and most people almost coo. It’s like the creamiest best addition to everything. Salads, sandwiches, eggs, chips, fish—on its own—avocado is just as tasty as it is healthy (good fats, what, what!). But do you know your avocado facts? We recently got the avocado 101 from Hass Avocados on how to pick an avocado, how to best ripen it, store it and so, so much more!


How to Pick an Avocado

At the store, check the outside color of the skin of the avocados for any that are darker in color than the others. Color alone does not determine ripeness, but these may be riper than Hass Avocados with lighter skin. Check the outer skin of the avocado for any large indentations as this may be a sign that the fruit has been bruised and should not be purchased.

Next: How to Know If an Avocado Is Ripe

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  1. I have become so tired of buying avocados that are bruised and brown on the inside. I have started buying them green and hard as I can find them. If I buy them early in the week, they are ready by the weekend. I just leave them out on the counter. If I am not ready for them yet I store them in the refrigerator in a green bag for sometimes 2 to 3 weeks and they are still pretty on the inside and spread like butter. I rarely have to throw any out now. No more finger print bruises on the inside.

  2. It’s tough when all the avocados at the store are at the same stage of ripeness. You buy a batch to last several days and none are ripe and suddenly there are too many at once!

  3. OK HAS ANYONE EVER BOTTLED AVOCADOS BEFORE I LOVE THEN & WOULD REALLY LIKE TO BOTTLE THEN WHEN ITS TIME TO DO MY BOTTLING TOMATOES PEACHES ALL KINDS OF JUICING COBBLER MIX EXTRA ? I CANT FIND ANY THING ON BOTTLING AVOCADOS THANKS

  4. Another tip: this requires special equipment, but if you have a vacuum sealer, this is an excellent way to store a cut avocado, no lemon juice or mashing required. Just put the open fruit in a bag and seal it up. It will go bad in the fridge before it turns green! I rarely bought avocados before I had the sealer because I wasted too many of them. This is a great solution.