Food - Drink
Is It Okay To Store Avocados In The Refrigerator?
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
Avocados are a staple in many Mexican dishes, since they are native to the country and have been consumed there for thousands of years, but this fruit has since taken the world by storm in the last couple of decades. However, avocados can be a puzzling and finicky ingredient, and you may wonder how to store them properly.
Avocados often ripen too quickly or too slowly, and whether you should put them in the fridge or not to control the process is a polarizing topic. A "yes" or "no" answer really depends on how your avocados are doing at the moment; for instance, an underripe avocado shouldn't be stored in the fridge, and the kitchen counter is a better bet.
Unripe avocados should be checked by lightly pressing it with your finger, or watching the color of the skin. If you put an unripe avocado in the fridge, it will slow down the ripening process too much, but once the fruit is ripe, moving it to the fridge is a great way to prevent it from becoming overripe, giving you a few extra days to eat it.