Life in Balance

Love Avocado, but Hate that they Brown so Easily?

The reason avocados turn brown, is that they oxidize when exposed to air. You can’t completely stop this process, but here are a few tips to slow it down a little.
1. Use a ceramic or plastic knife to cut your avocado. The metal will actually accelerate the oxidation process.
2. Rub a little lemon or limejuice around the exposed flesh to delay browning. Lime is my favorite. If you’ve already sliced it squeeze the juice over the avocado and store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.
3. If you don’t have a lemon or lime, you can use oil to rub on the exposed flesh.
4. Store in a container that is as airtight as possible. If I’m using a Ziploc I will actually close the bag most of the way and suck as much of the air out as you can.
5. If your avocado is in the form of guacamole, place you the leftovers in a plastic container, and press down to remove any air pockets. Add a half-inch of water on top and seal with an airtight lid. Adding lime to the guac also helps. This will keep you guacamole fresh and green for about 24 hour. Just drain the water when you are ready to eat.


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