Regularly eating delicious and healthy avocados at home is easier than you may think it is. You just need to know how to properly store them until you’re ready to whip up a batch of your favorite guacamole or eat them on a salad or in a sandwich.
Determining how best to store a whole avocado depends on how ripe it is. To find out if your avocado is ripe, gently squeeze it and observe the color and texture of its skin. If your avocado yields under gentle pressure and has dark green to black skin with a bumpy texture, your avocado is ripe.
For ripe avocados, place them in your refrigerator for 2-3 days to keep them fresh.
If your avocado isn’t quite ripe, leave it out on your countertop. Over the next 4-5 days, your avocado will ripen and be ready for you to enjoy. Be sure to check for ripeness daily!
If you’ve already cut into your avocado, we suggest using lemon juice or water to keep your avocado fresh. To learn how to save half of an avocado, be sure to check out our other how-to videos!