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Avocado options: Tips for freezing "green gold"

Posted at 5:09 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 20:09:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Rest easy, San Diego. If President Trump opts to shut down the border, possibly squeezing supplies and raising prices on avocados, you’ll have options.

You can put avocados in the refrigerator to prolong their life. The “green gold” can also be frozen, but you’ll need to take steps to preserve the texture.

If you would like to freeze avocado halves, remove the peel and pit, according to California Avocado. Brush the halves with lemon juice and wrap tightly in plastic wrap so no air gets through. Put the halves into a freezer-safe bag and press out the air.

Although the wrapping method is effective, Cook’s Illustrated reports the texture may change when you thaw the avocado. You may want to puree before freezing.

Put your cut avocado into a blender and add one tablespoon of lemon or lime juice to avoid browning, HGTV suggests. Store the puree in freezer bags or ice cube trays and use within five months.