How long does Avocado last in Fridge? (Shelf Life Guide)

How long does Avocado last in fridge

Avocados, also known by some as one of the trendiest fruits of America, is a superfood full of nutrients. 

Avocado is high in fat, but it’s a kind of fat called “Good fat,” so there is no problem eating avocado in proportion. Plus, it’s high in fiber, low in carbs, and keeps your blood pressure in check. 

Avocado is a beautiful-looking fruit that has always been a mysterious food for me but delicious. 

If you are like me, you must love your guacamole or just eat it. If you are confused about whether your avocado is ripe or not or don’t know where to store it, then you landed on the correct article.

I am here to answer all your queries regarding how long your avocado will last in the fridge and how better you can store it.

Did you know: That avocado has been around since the Aztec era; it used to be called alligator fruit. 

Don’t have time, here’s a quick answer.

Counter FridgeFreezer
Whole Avocado 4 to 5 hours (unripe2 weeks 3 to 4 months 
Cut Avocado 2 hours 4 to 5 days 2 to 3 months 

How long does Avocado last in Fridge?

One confusing thing about avocados is knowing when they are ripe enough. 

Why is this important, you ask? It is because whether to store your avocados in the fridge depends on whether they are ripe or unripe.

Once you are sure that your avocados are ripe enough, you should immediately store them in the fridge as soon as possible. 

You can also store avocado in the fridge before it’s fully ripe so that it will last for a longer time, and you can avoid mushy avocados. 

Your avocados would last around 2 weeks in the fridge, assuming that you have stored them in adequate conditions. 

Avocados that are not yet ripe can last longer in the fridge if you do not plan to eat them soon.

Avocado Fruit Packed
Avocado Fruit Freshly plucked from Farms

How long does Avocado last out of the fridge?

Avocados stay fresh outside the fridge as well in certain conditions. 

If you have bought fresh avocados from the market which aren’t ripe yet, you can keep them at room temperature for 4 to 5 days without any problem. 

Once you are confirmed that your avocados are ripe, don’t let them sit out at room temperature for longer; otherwise, they turn into a mushy overripe green lump. 

You can take out your avocado stored in the fridge outside, but eat it before 2 hours. 

This is because, after two hours, the insides of the avocado will start to turn brown and mushier. 

How long does Avocado last in Freezer?

The best way to keep avocados fresh for the longest time is to store them in the freezer. 

You should mostly opt for storing your unripe avocados in the freezer rather than ripe ones if you are going to use them later and not sooner. 

The cold environment in the fridge and the freezer slows down the ripening process but more in the freezer. 

If stored in the said conditions, your avocado would stay fresh for about 3 to 4 months without any problems as it has been fresh from day one. 

If you are storing your cut avocados in the freezer, then they would last anywhere between 1 to 2 months. 

One thing to remember here is that though avocado’s shelf-life increases, the avocado’s texture is highly affected. 

How long will Avocado last once cut?

If you cut the avocado, you should not leave it at room temperature for 2 hours. 

If you keep cutting the avocado out for more than 2 hours, it will start to turn brown.

You should always store cut avocado in the fridge in the appropriate conditions and ensure that you finish it in 3 to 4 days.

This is because storing in the fridge slows the process of ripening but once cut. Your avocado will still be turning brown. 

Freshly Cut Avocado shelf Life
Freshly Cut Avocado

How to keep an Avocado fresh after cutting?

If you have read the article, you must have realized that once you cut your avocado, they only last for a while.

Even when you keep them in the fridge, they are prone to get ripe more and more and will take on a brownish color. 

So, how can you keep your avocado fresh? Can you even keep your avocados fresh? The answer is you can. 

You just need to cover your cut avocado with lemon juice or something similar to it (acidic) and cover it with 2 layers of plastic wrap. And also, try to keep the cut avocados away from the fruits that produce ethylene gas.  Such as bananas and apples. 

How to Store Avocado? 

Storing avocados can be a little more confusing than difficult, but once you crack the code of determining when they get ripe, it’s easy. 

You just need to remember some important key points, and you will be all good to go.

Whole Unripe Avocado 

The first thing to remember while storing your avocados is to know if they are ripe or unripe. You can easily store your unripe avocados outside at room temperature in a fruit basket until they get ripe.

Till now, you must have realized that once ripe; you should store your avocados in the fridge or the freezer. 

You can store the uncut avocado in a plastic or zip-lock bag but keep it away from the fruits such as bananas, apples, peaches, etc. 

If you want to store your avocado in the freezer, you should store them in an airtight container or a high-quality freezer bag to protect avocados from freezer burns. 

There is a high possibility that if you store avocado for a longer time, its texture might change. This avocado maybe not be the one that would taste good on avocado toast or salads but it would be a hit in guacamole or some smoothies. 

Fo thawing avocados, you should transfer the required amount to the fridge a day before you decide to use it. 

Cut and Unripe Avocado 

If you have cut your avocado, check whether it is ripe and then realize it’s not ripe. 

In such situations, you should follow the similar method we use for storing ripe avocado which you cut. 

You should rub something acidic on the avocado’s insides and put it in its original shape. After this, wrap the puzzle like put together with avocado with plastic wraps and store it in the fridge. This way, you will be all set to preserve your avocado. 

You can keep the cut but unripe avocado near the ethylene gas-emitting fruits to make them ripe faster. 

How to know if Avocado has spoiled?

Avocado is a fruit which makes it a perishable food item. But avocado has a fairly good shelf-life. 

However good the shelf-life must be, it will eventually get spoiled.

Here are some cues to recognize if your avocado has gone bad. 

Firstly if your avocado has a mushy texture, it’s fine till some point, but if your avocado has a weird slimy kind of texture, then you should better throw it away. 

If your avocado has a weir or off smell than the usual sweet smell, then it’s a sign that it has spoiled, and you should throw it out as soon as possible. 

If your avocado has fungus or some kind of mold growing on it, then you know it. Discard it right away. 

It is okay if some parts of your avocado have gone brown. You can just cut off that part and use the rest of it. 

Conclusion

I hope I have answered all your queries regarding how long avocados will last and how they can store for better preservation. 

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