If you have a surplus of avocados (perhaps from picking up a bunch at the store on sale), there is one simple thing you can do to help slow down their ripening process. First, choose avocados that are not fully ripe, which means green, firm and definitely not soft to the touch. Place them in the refrigerator, where the cool temperatures significantly slow down the ripening process and give the fruit a few extra days of shelf life. When you know you're going to want an avocado, take it out of the fridge and leave it at room temperature for a full day, then enjoy!
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