Avocados have been center stage for a few years now, and for good reason. The fatty fruit is super versatile and acts as a sponge for so many flavors. The problem is, avocados are pricey and they can be hard to eat before they go bad. Thankfully, there's no shortage of avocado savers that can help your fruit last longer.
Avocados are full of healthy fats, fiber and nutrients, according to Cedars-Sinai. And you can mash them, cube them, slice them and even blend them, so of course, you'd want to keep your avocados fresh for as long as possible.
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To help you find the best avocado savers that are affordable and actually work, we asked the experts for their top picks.
The Best Avocado Savers
How We Chose
We chatted with a few registered dieticians and a chef to get their recommendations for the best avocado savers and what you should keep in mind before buying one. We chose our top picks based on their personal recommendations and criteria including:
- Ease of use
- Easy to clean
- Made from safe materials
1. Best Overall: Joie Avocado Fresh Saver Pod
The Joie Avocado Fresh Saver Pod is cutely shaped like an avocado, and it helps to prevent browning and bruising because it completely encloses and protects the fruit. Plus, it can be used to store other foods that fit.
It comes highly recommended by Noe Sanchez, head chef of Urban Market Chicago. "The Joie Fresh Saver is durable and BPA-free and it helps reduce the exposure of air to the avocado," he says. Store your avocados in style, while helping keep them firm and edible, for longer.
Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $8.50
2. Best for Travel: Evriholder Saver Avocado Holder
Many avocado savers feature a plastic lid that keeps your avocado in place and away from air exposure. Enter the avocado hugger, instead.
This avocado hugger from Evriholder helps you cut down on your use of aluminum foil or plastic wrap, and it's convenient to use on the go because it's easy to fit into a lunchbox. It also has durable rubber straps to help keep the avocado in place, is BPA-free and is safe for the dishwasher. The best part is, you'll get two in a pack.
"I like using this one because it's perfect for on-the-go, super easy to use and simple to wash," Anna Rios, RDN, says.
Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $12.95 for a pack of two
3. Best Wrap: Bee's Wrap
It's time to step up your wrap game when it comes to food storage. If you've been relying on plastic wrap or aluminum foil to store your avocados and other food, Bee's Wrap is a more sustainable option. The wrap is made of cotton that's been coated with beeswax, is reusable for up to a year and is washable.
Bee's Wrap can be sealed over a bowl or a piece of food (including precious avocados), using the warmth of your hands. It's easily washed with mild soap and cool water and should be kept away from sources of heat. And when it's reached the end of its life, it's biodegradable.
"This bee's wrap is USA-made in Vermont with no plastic materials," Meghan Pendleton, RD, says."There are different patterns to choose from and different sizes. For an avocado, a small size works best (but it's worth it to get a set)."
Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $18 for an assorted three-pack
4. Best Silicone: Farberware Avocado Huggers
Silicone, like Bee's Wrap, doesn't react with food and is highly durable. "Silicone is also free of potentially harmful endocrine (hormone) disruptors like BPA and phthalates, when compared to plastic avocado savers," Pendleton says.
She recommends these Farberware Avocado Huggers, which feature a tight seal that helps to keep in moisture, prevent spoiling and prevent exposure to circulating air. They can hold your avocado halves with or without the pit and are food-safe, as well as safe for the microwave, dishwasher and freezer.
Buy it: Surlatable.com; Price: $7.95 for a set of two
5. Best for Versatility: Tupperware Avocado Keeper
This Tupperware Avocado Keeper is another pick from Sanchez. It's not only aesthetically pleasing thanks to its avo shape, but it's also BPA-free and a great option for keeping your avocadoes protected.
It features one-piece construction, is dishwasher-safe and it can even be used to serve guacamole or salsa, so you get a serving and storage solution all-in-one.
Buy it: Amazon.com; Price: $12.97
What to Look for in an Avocado Saver
Quality and Safe Materials
"When purchasing an avocado saver, the material you use matters," Pendleton says. It's important to look for avocado storage that is made of quality and safe materials.
A high-quality and safe avocado saver should list the materials and whether it is food-grade. "Buyers should look for a safe-quality certification for these savers. Look out for phrases like FDA approved, BPA-free or food-grade material on the label," Sanchez says.
A storage option that fully covers the exposed portion of an avocado is best, Sanchez says. A saver that fully encases an avocado is more likely to help prevent browning and bruising.
Avocados come in a variety of sizes. Sanchez recommends a silicone storage option if you are looking for flexibility in storing different sizes of avocados.
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