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Old 04-21-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question Can I freeze avocado?

Since our grocery stores will be getting in-season avocado in soon I'm wondering if I can stock up for baby-food purposes. Once I peel, seed and mash it, can I freeze it? I'd probably be adding water to it to thin it down when I serve it so if the texture looses integrity, I don't think it would be a big deal.

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Old 04-21-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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I sometimes buy frozen guacamole. That thaws OK.

If you were to freeze a whole avocado, I suspect it would be watery and mushy when thawed because of its high water content.

Since you are peeling and mashing it and using it for baby food. I don't think the texture will be much of a problem. Does The little one like avocado?
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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No reason freezing wouldn't work for your purposes. My godson likes mushed avacado and zucchini mixed together, I hadn't thought of freezing them, so might just try that myself.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:10 AM   #4
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Thanks!

We haven't started solids yet, but I've been told that after cereal, avocado's one of the best, nutrient dense foods to introduce next. It's not easy finding good avocados in Central PA, but I hope to!
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:49 AM   #5
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Actually, you need to mush it up, puree, blend, etc. and add a little lemon or lime juice, or it won't look very appetizing. The citric will help hold its color. Whole ones won't freeze well.

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Old 04-22-2006, 10:04 AM   #6
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Yes, I freeze avocadoes, cut in half and vacuum sealed. They are fine for making quac or even sliced in salads.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:48 AM   #7
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Yes, I freeze avocadoes, cut in half and vacuum sealed. They are fine for making quac or even sliced in salads.
Don't they turn black?
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No. They don't
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Cool! That means I can keep some on hand to have when I need them. Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #10
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You did notice I said I vacuum seal them with a FoodSaver--if that was in reply to me.
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