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#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.

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