What’s The Best Way To Keep Avocados From Turning Brown?

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Avocados are one of the most delicious and versatile foods out there. They’re great on toast, delicious in guacamole, and a fantastic addition to any salad.

You can even substitute avocado in baking recipes and desserts, like this delicious chocolate coconut mousse.

Avocados can also be used for a variety of self-care items, like face and hair masks. This delicious vegetable is heart-healthy and full of good fats and omega 3s.

Although avocados are undoubtedly delicious and healthy, they’re tricky to store. Once you’ve sliced into an avocado, it quickly turns brown, making it look unappetizing.

To find a solution to this annoying oxidization, we tested nine different ways of keeping avocados fresh, and we’re here to clue you in on what we found!

The nine tests we tried were:

  1. Submerge it in water.
  2. Store it without a pit.
  3. Brush it with olive oil.
  4. Store it with its pit still in.
  5. Store it with an apple slice.
  6. Store it with a lemon slice.
  7. Store it with a lime slice.
  8. Store it with a red onion slice.
  9. Store it with a yellow onion slice.

After 48 hours in the fridge in their respective bags, we took the avocados out to see which was in the best shape.

To see the results, watch the video below! And if you love avocados, please SHARE this video with your friends and family!

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