1. Store Avocados Based on Their Ripeness
Knowing that unripe, ripe, and overripe avocados need different temperatures helps store them easily. Avocados that are hard to touch need to ripen. It is best to store them at room temperature on the counter. They will ripen in a few days to a week. They can be wrapped in a plastic wrap or bag to retain the ethylene gas, which helps speed the ripening process. Once they have ripened, consider storing them in the refrigerator for up to 3–5 days.
In the case of overripe avocados, try to use them in recipes like guacamole or smoothies. You can also freeze them for later use. They are a healthy and tasty way to start the day.