Avocados are both tasty and nutritious. They can be used in a variety of dishes, from the snack-time favorite guacamole to chicken tacos and fresh summertime salads. However, getting the best quality from your avocados can sometimes be tricky due to the avocado’s minimal storage time limitation. Although avocados are best when peeled and eaten immediately, it is possible to enjoy part of the avocado and store the rest of it for later use while keeping it fresh and green.

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Reserve the pit and skin from your cut and peeled avocado and set aside.

Brush unused avocado with lemon or lime juice.

Return the pit back to its hollowed spot in the center of the avocado and re-cover the avocado with its skin.

Wrap the avocado tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container.

Store the avocado in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days.


  • If the very top layer of the avocado becomes brown and mushy, you can simply scrape it off and eat the rest.