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Extending The Lifespan of Your Avocados

It's such a shame to let these expensive, highly nutritious fruits go to waste. So, here's a helpful solution to extending their lifespan by a month or so.


A ripe avocado

When you know your avocados are in their peak ripe stage but you’re not ready to use them yet, there’s no reason to let them go to waste. Instead, this is the optimal time to freeze them before they turn brown and mushy.


For the best results, according to best-selling author, celebrity holistic nutritionist and wellness expert, Kelly LeVeque: “If I have leftover avocados, I’m cutting them into quarters, spraying them with water or lemon water, and putting them into a freezer bag for smoothies. If you have a blender handy, you can also purée the avocados first, so they’re especially easy to bake into treats."


However, this solution comes with a slight caveat. The avocados that you take out of the freezer aren’t going to be the firm, ripe ones you put in. Freezing them makes them a little mushier, so while you probably won’t want to make them, but they are still ideal for throwing into smoothies or using in baking.


The main point is: just don’t waste them! Not only can they be pricey, but they’re a “nutritional gold mine”, playing host to over 14 minerals, complete proteins, vitamins, and omega-3s.


So, next time you have a surfeit of ripe avocados, why not give this idea a try...?

 

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