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Avocado

Freeze? Yes
In season All-year
Store In the fridge
Good source of beta-carotene
An avocado cut in half to show the stone

A versatile nutrient-rich food that counts towards your five-a-day. It’s high in monounsaturated fat and is widely used in salads, wraps and cooked dishes. Avocados can also be mashed to make tasty dips.

How to store

How to store fresh avocados

If your avocados are ripe, store them in the fridge. If you want them to ripen, store them at room temperature until ripe.

Freezing avocados

Avocados can be frozen in a sealed bag or container for up to 3 months.

Storing cooked avocados

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Avocado Top tips

How to freeze and defrost

To freeze: To freeze your avocado, cut in half, peel and put in a sealable bag or container and freeze. You can also puree or mash the avocados with a fork or in a food processor with a little bit of lime or lemon juice. Store in a resealable bag and freeze.

To defrost: When you take food or drink out of the freezer, it’s important to defrost it safely. Don’t defrost at room temperature. Ideally, defrost fully in the fridge and use within 24 hours. Or, use a microwave on the defrost setting directly before cooking.

Be fabulous with leftovers

Use up leftover, wrinkly or soft avocado in smoothies. Frozen (at home or shop-bought) avocados are great for guacamole, dressings and dips. just defrost overnight in the fridge and they’re ready to use!

Buying tips

Think about buying avocados loose to help you buy only what you need. This will ensure that all your food is more likely to be eaten and saved from the bin.

Think about swapping fresh avocado for chopped, frozen avocado (if it often ends up being used in a dip). Frozen foods last a long time in the freezer, you can use as much as you need when you need to and they can often be a cheaper option.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much of this food to serve at mealtimes.

Valuing your Avocado beyond the price tag

Goodness in food

Your food is more than its shape, colour and price. Your food has an important role to play to help keep you healthy and with enough energy to live your life how you wish to.

  • Avocados are a good source of pantothenic acid which has several functions including helping the body to release energy from food.

Food story

By the time your food arrives in your home, it’s already been on quite a journey starting with how it is made or grown and how your food reaches the supermarket. 

So please help our food to finish its story in the most sustainable way, ensuring the planet’s resources that’s already used are put to good use. Take care of your food when it’s in your home and ensure every edible morsel is eaten - and that your food doesn’t end up in the bin! 

Why not try these delicious recipes to use up Avocado

Perfect for sharing, this dish makes a great snack for a casual weekend party.

crispy nachos covered with haggis, melted cheese and pepper slices