Jump to content

Avocado - how to store?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 sam78s

Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:52 AM

I was just wondering how to store mashed avocado.  Can you freeze it?   Is it better just to mash what I need at one meal and put the rest in glad wrap or a container?

I don't eat it at all (as you can probably tell), but baby boy loves it.

Any suggestions would be great!

#2 Expat

Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:56 AM

Don't mash it.

I have the heinz baby basics spoons which have quite a sharp edge. Cut the avocado in half, then use the sharp edge of the spoon to scrape the surface and you'll get a creamy slush of avocado on the spoon.

That way, when they've finished eating, you can just cover it up, and cut away the brown bit next time. It makes a great meal on the go, too - you can just peel the top and feed away. I've even used a credit card (one of her play ones) to feed it with when I forgot to bring a spoon.

#3 mamadom

Posted 21 June 2006 - 07:37 PM

As expat said, only mash what you need before use.

When you cut the Avo in half, use what you need from one half only, leaving the stone undisturbed, then put the halves back together in the fridge. If you leave the stone in and always put the 'lid' back on, even when only the skin is left, it will not go brown. You can store in tupperware as well if you want, but glad wrap doesn't work at all as it won't stick to the skin and the avo goes brown anyway.

Just what I have discovered about avos.

Also did you know you can tell how ripe they are by how loose the little stalk at the top is? Doesn't move - unripe. Slightly loose - perfect. Very loose or comes away - over-ripe.

#4 LilyM

Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:19 PM

Hi Sam

Sorry, but my advice is quite different to Expats & mamadom. I acutally freeze pureed avocado all the time & its fine & never goes brown so long as you freeze it as soon as its been pureed or mashed. Just freeze it in a icecube container & then store it in a freezer bag & thats all you need to do.

I have tried storing it covered in the fridge  & then cutting away the dark bits, but it just doesnt stay as fresh as if its frozen. Somehow freezing it prevents it from going that dark colour that it goes when it hits the fridge.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My parenting style is Survivalist'

A helicopter or tiger mum, I am not.

8 mums reveal their favourite nappy bags

We asked a bunch of mums which nappy bags they love the most.

Why you shouldn't bother throwing a big first birthday party

If you're feeling the pressure to host an all-out, over-the-top shindig for your baby's birthday, I hereby grant you permission to throw the rules out the window.

The 24 baby names on the verge of extinction this year

If you're on the hunt for the perfect baby name and don't want a chart-topper like Oliver or Olivia, then do we have the list for you.

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Meet the baby born from an embryo frozen for 24 years

Experts say little Emma is a record breaking baby.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.