The Benefits of Buying Avocado Powder Instead of Fresh Avocados

Posted on: 8 December 2021

Avocados are more common in grocery stores than they used to be. Even grocery stores in the northeast United States, which is far from where the avocados grow, tend to stock them. However, in spite of how popular fresh avocados are, there is still an alternative product worth exploring: avocado powder. While it may not be ideal for every situation, there are definitely some key benefits that avocado powder has over its fresh counterpart.

It Lasts Much Longer

Avocados are uniquely difficult to store. They have to ripen at room temperature, but once they ripen, you only have a day or two to put them in the refrigerator before they start to become over-ripe and rot. Timing this all well is a lot of work, especially if you're a busy person. Avocado powder, by comparison, is so much easier to store. You can store it in your pantry or cupboard, right alongside all of your other dry goods. It lasts for at least a few months, so you should not have to worry about throwing it out due to spoilage.

Easier to Transport

Do you enjoy having avocado in your lunch? Maybe you like adding it to smoothies that you make while away from home. Transporting avocados is difficult because they bruise easily, and they don't react well to changes in temperature. This is another struggle you won't have with avocado powder. You can put a bit of it in a bag and take it with you to work, or on your travels, and then add as many scoops as desired of the powder to your smoothies or whatever else you want to make. 

You Can Create the Perfect Consistency

Avocado comes in one consistency. Sure, some avocados may be slightly thicker or a little looser than others, but the difference is barely noticeable. Sometimes you may want your avocado to be a little thicker — maybe for guacamole or dip. Other times, you might want your avocado a little thinner — maybe if you are making a dressing or topping. When you start with avocado powder, you can make it any consistency you want by adding more or less water. This makes it a more flexible product, and much more convenient to use.

Fresh avocados are a delicious fruit, but avocado powder is a great ingredient, too. Consider the advantages above, and decide whether it deserves a place in your pantry.