How To Prevent an Avocado From Turning Brown
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I can now buy Florida Avocados every week at the Farmers Market. The problem with avocados is that if you open one up and you aren’t planning on eating the whole thing, the rest of it turns a nasty brown and gets a bit slimy. I have tried every way to store them in the fridge, but they always become brown before I get to them. Apparently from what I’ve read, the browning has something to do with oxidation. When the flesh hits the air, it becomes exposed. So the flesh under the skin is nice and pretty because the pit protects it and does not let oxygen in, but the exposed portion of the fruit turns that ugly brown.
I found a video using all the different techniques I myself have tried including plastic wrap, plastic bags, olive oil, and lemon juice, but those just don’t work well. But, drumroll please, to prevent an avocado from turning brown, all you have to do is cut up a red onion, place it in your storage container, and lay the avocado skin side down on top of the onions, replacing the pit of course.
An added tip: This technique can be used to keep your guacamole from turning brown too. Place the pit in the guacamole and lay the onion chunks on top of the guacamole lightly and pull them off when you’re ready to dig in.