How do YOU keep avocados from going brown?

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I never eat half an avocado in one setting- let alone a whole one.
Once it's been cut up though, it browns in a couple hours even in a ziplock.

What do you do to keep avocados for a couple days?
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  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,488 Member
    edited April 2016
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    Keep the pit in, add a little lemon juice, seal tightly.
  • Cynsonya
    Cynsonya Posts: 668 Member
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    Keep the pit in, add a little lemon juice, seal tightly.

    +1

    I still get a bit of browning but it's minimal and can easily be trimmed away without much waste.
  • CassidyScaglione
    CassidyScaglione Posts: 673 Member
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    put it in a ziplock, then fold the ziplock tightly to get the air out before "zipping", it creates a little vacuum and keeps the air from turning the flesh brown.... although even if it does go a little brown, it doesn't really matter all that much I find.
  • Quinn_Baker
    Quinn_Baker Posts: 292 Member
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    Thanks, guys!
  • ClubSilencio
    ClubSilencio Posts: 2,983 Member
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    Only slice out the section you're going to eat (like shown). Then plastic wrap it.

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  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    Put it in water so that oxygen cannot get to it.
  • Amerane
    Amerane Posts: 136 Member
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    At the sushi restaurant I worked at we'd slice large amounts of avocado and cover the tray with several layers of saran wrap. If we had half-finished trays at the end of the day we'd just re-wrap them. Never had any problems with brown avocados. I've also had luck putting sliced avocado quarters in small tupperware containers.
  • fishshark
    fishshark Posts: 1,886 Member
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    RodaRose wrote: »
    Put it in water so that oxygen cannot get to it.

    yea like when i make guac i put a small layer of water of it... the water stays on dop u just drain it off.. no brown.
  • Cynsonya
    Cynsonya Posts: 668 Member
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    RodaRose wrote: »
    Put it in water so that oxygen cannot get to it.

    Brilliant! I'm trying this.
  • mjwarbeck
    mjwarbeck Posts: 699 Member
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    Put in a bag or container with a cut onion
  • kiittenforever
    kiittenforever Posts: 479 Member
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    Keep the pit in, add a little lemon juice, seal tightly.

    This works perfectly.

  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
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    I just eat the whole thing.
  • zdyb23456
    zdyb23456 Posts: 1,706 Member
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    jemhh wrote: »
    I just eat the whole thing.

    Same here.
  • socioseguro
    socioseguro Posts: 1,679 Member
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    I put some olive oil in the surface of the open avocado
  • WholeFoods4Lyfe
    WholeFoods4Lyfe Posts: 1,518 Member
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    I just eat the whole thing.

    On the rare occasion that I don't do that, I'll leave the pit in the side I don't eat, squirt with either lime or lemon juice. Then I put into a small ziplock bag and suck all of the air out.
  • kwtilbury
    kwtilbury Posts: 1,234 Member
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    Saran wrap. When you're ready to use the other half, just slice a thin layer off the surface. What's underneath should be fine.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,598 Member
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    Hmm, can't say since I've never left half an avocado behind. Looking to see what others do.

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  • wonko221
    wonko221 Posts: 292 Member
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    Lemon juice prevents the oxidation that browns avocados. works for apples too.

    If you cut up an avocado or make guacamole, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on there to keep it green.
  • SarcasmIsMyLoveLanguage
    SarcasmIsMyLoveLanguage Posts: 2,671 Member
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    crazyravr wrote: »
    The only sure way is to cut the oxygen.... and that means cover with water. Even when you make guac you can still do it. The water just sits on top and can be drained very easily.

    I had no idea about this....mind blown