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How do I keep avocado's from going bad after cutting them?

I usually cut one in half and use part of it for a sandwich, but I wanna save the other half for the following day and it always looks brown and soggy already. Is there a way to keep them fresh a little bit longer?


Asked by Mom2Rylin at 5:05 PM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (13)
  • brown color comes from the affect from air. Just like with other fruits but it doesn't mean it's gone bad it's just a reaction. I agree with the ladies, lemon and ziploc. Try and get as much air out of it as possible by zipping it almost shut then forcing the rest of he air out and closing it shut. Yum now I want avocado

    Answer by ProudMammaMia at 5:11 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • squirt them with lemon every time

    Answer by cyndimcd at 5:07 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Lemon juice will help them from turning brown. Same effect as an apple. I just put in in a bag in the fridge though. It's usually a little brown but still tastes good.

    Answer by CarlyCo at 5:07 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • leave the pit in

    Answer by miritrose at 5:09 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • You have to seal them completely. Wrap them in saran wrap with as little air as you can possibly get. When I make avocado, I put it in a dish with the saran wrap completely sealing it, then put a lid on it. It always stays pretty green.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:18 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I always put them in a ziploc sandwich bag and they do fine. They get a little brown right on the surface, but they're fine inside.

    Answer by Adelicious at 5:06 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Hmm lemon juice, I'll have to try that! When I put them in a ziplock they usually get a little brown too, so I wasnt sure if that meant it was bad already. Seems like avocados aren't meant to last long anyways. Thanks ladies!

    Comment by Mom2Rylin (original poster) at 5:10 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • a little bit of lime or lemon juice keeps mine green and not yucky brown

    Answer by kjbennett26 at 5:12 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Leave the pit in it. Like miritrose said.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:16 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • To keep it from turning brown, squirt lemon juice on it.

    Answer by tabarker76 at 5:17 PM on Aug. 5, 2010