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  • How to Choose Avocados
    Avocados ripen best after they’re picked. Select those that give with slight pressure for immediate use. Look for fruits that are without blemishes and heavy for their size. The creamy Hass variety is best for guacamole; others are firmer and better for salads.

  • How to Store Avocados
    To ripen, set avocados in a paper bag (add an apple to quicken the process) at room temperature for up to 4 days. When ripe, they can be refrigerated for several days.

  • How To: Slice and Dice an Avocado

    Preparing an avocado can be a slippery, messy task. Follow the simple steps in this video to make working with avocados a breeze—and get you a step closer to that guacamole.

     

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