Keep Avocados Fresh With A Slice Of Lemon

Avocados are a great lunchtime snack, but once they're cut they start turning brown quickly. Cooking blog The Family Dinner suggests you preserve them with a slice of lemon to keep them green and fresh.

This is a familiar trick for stopping apples turning brown, but it works equally well with avocados. As the blog explains explains:

Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. With a small knife cut a cross-hatch pattern through the avocado pulp down to the skin, being careful not to cut through the skin.

Cut one or two slices of citrus and lay them on the cut surface of the avocado. Sandwich the other avocado half on top and wrap tightly. At lunchtime just squeeze the avocado and the little cubes will pop right out, perfectly perkily green.

Definitely a good way to enhance your lunch.

Cooks Tip: Keeping an Avocado Green [The Family Dinner]


    I've always put lemon juice on the other half of an avocado that i didn't use to keep it freshish for the next day.

    Or you could just mash them in with a bit of lemon juice, and store it in an air-tight container.

    This is completely false. In fact, adding a citrus based liquid will accelerate the browning of an avocado. The only way to slow down the browning process is to get all air away from the flesh.

    Source: I own 5 acres of avocado trees

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