07-25-2013 03:23 PM
As an avid Avocado fan I've wondered the same thing. So after a couple of day and a dozen avocados later here is what I found;
Though Avocados are preferred for their taste, with the proper preparation, pureed avocados can be frozen and used in guacamole dips, dressings and spread on sandwiches.
Whole, cut, diced or mashed avocados do not have as desirable of a result when frozen. Guacamole can often contain other ingredients that do not freeze well so I do not recommend freezing guacamole.
The bottom line is something happens to avocado when you freeze it. The texture is just not the same once it thaws. So while you won't want to be eating slices of these once-frozen fruit, they work ok for making guacamole.
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07-27-2013 06:02 AM
i would like to know when can you pick avocados and how do you know when the are right by the size color smell i keep fined them in my yard ,i thing squarrels or birds or just Florida wings and storms in the afternoon thank you jo
07-30-2013 09:32 AM
Hi there jo,
I’m Jen, from The Home Depot.
When an avocado is almost ready it will begin to change color a bit. You may also begin to see brown flecks.
The best way to determine if an avocado tree is ready to eat is to pick the largest avocado and let it soften for a few days at room temperature. Taste is when it’s ready and if it’s bitter then it will need a little more time.
Depending on the variety, avocados can be left on the tree for several months. Only pick them a few days before you want to eat them. They will need to soften each time at room temperature.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We are here to help!
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