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Avocado: How to freeze and thaw

How to freeze and thaw Avocado

Avocados are chock full of flavour and nutrients and versatile that can be used in all kinds of sweet and savoury recipes. Australian Avocados are in season from May through to January though are generally available to buy all year round.

Freezing Avocado is perfect to save money, limits food waste and is available whenever you need avocado for your recipe. 

The best time to freeze your avocados is just before or as they are ready to eat i.e. slightly firm.  As the texture of the fruit changes once thawed, you will still have some firmness if frozen just before they ripen up.




  1. Cut in half, and remove the seed
  2. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon
  3. Preparation: Cubes, or Slices or Mash

How you prepare your avocado before freezing may affect the way you use your thawed avocado for your recipe.  The texture of the fruit changes once thawed, and you may want to consider what you would largely use your frozen fruit for.

For example: 

Egg and avocado on toast or BLT: Slices

Dips, smoothies & pasta sauce: Mashed

Tacos, salsa, salads: Cubes

Transfer the avocado pieces to a small size freezer or zip lock bag. Remove as much air as possible from the bag. One way to do this is the zip the bag closed, then stick a straw in one corner and suck the air out before quickly sealing the rest of the bag.

Some people add lemon or ascorbic acid to retain the colour however this may alter the flavour. 

Avocado freeze well for up to 4-months with no freezer burn or dryness.


To thaw frozen avocados, remove the desired amount and allow to defrost on a plate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Do not be tempted to defrost in a microwave as this will dry out your avocado and become rubbery.

Frozen avocado can be placed directly in the cook if you are cooking the avocado into a sauce or bake.

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Beetroot Powder

Beetroot Powder

Beetroot powder has gained prominence as a superfood. The humble beetroot is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This amazing root contains special compounds from its pigment to help maintain health throughout the body.

Beetroot has a unique earthy flavour which some may avoid and opt to incorporate beetroot powder to supplement or increase their nutritional intake. 1 teaspoon of beetroot powder is equivalent to a large-size beetroot.

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How to make beetroot powder:

There are multitudes of recipes/directions found online for you to choose from. 

Beetroot powder is simply made of dehydrated beets.

  • Thinly Sliced beets dehydrated in the oven 60º or lower  (fan forced) or in a dehydrator.
  • Ensure that all moisture gone and completely dehydrated
  • Then finely ground to make a powder.

The powder has various colours like pink, purple, orange, and reddish-brown, depending on the colour of the beets.

Images courtesy of Getty Images and Canva.
Images courtesy of Getty Images and Canva.

Surprising benefits  of beetroot powder

In addition to vitamins and minerals, the powder also contains dietary nitrates.  Dietary Nitrates are a naturally occurring substance found in beets and many other vegetables. Dietary nitrate helps improve vascular function or healthy blood flow.

Aid to lower blood pressure: The nitric acid they create in the body helps dilate blood vessels

Boost brain power: The nitrates in beetroot powder stimulate blood vessels in the brain and support healthy blood and oxygen supplies.

Fight inflammation: The pigment in beetroot, betalain, can fight inflammation throughout the body.

Support liver health: The betalain in beets serves as a powerful tool to help your liver detoxify itself so it can function more efficiently.


Surprising uses of beetroot powder

Beetroot powder is a natural colourant, its radiant colour serves as a great natural dye for fabric, food or skincare products. Instead of using artificial colourants that are harmful to your skin or body, turn to the natural pinkish beetroot powder.

Try some of these ideas:

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Other delectable uses: