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How To Stop An Avocado From Going Brown

How To Stop An Avocado From Going Brown

Avocado is the stuff of Gods. It’s beautiful. It’s King and Queen all in one. But sometimes, and only sometimes, we fancy eating just half, and that’s where the trouble kicks in. How do you stop your avo from going brown?

What makes avocado food porn?

For us, it’s the sheer pleasure of mushing up that avo on a slice of sourdough and see the perfect, fork shaped marks that are just screaming for the company of some chilli flakes, a squeeze of lemon and drizzle of oil. That’s serious food porn.

But what’s not perfection is the browny, film that feels impossible to avoid, and as much as eating a whole avocado in one would be pretty dreamy, it doesn’t make for the most balanced diet. 

So why does it turn brown?

Avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which when in contact with oxygen in the air, causes avocados to turn brown. In that case, the best solution is to prevent this meet and greet from happening, but what works best?

Everyone seems to have their own suggestion, and pretty much everyone swears by it, so here’s our round up of some of the best suggestions. Let us know which one works for you!

1. Store in a bot with a cut up onion

2. Keep the pit in

3. Brush with lemon juice

4. Brush with olive oil

5. Wrap tightly in cling film

6. Sink in water

7. Boil the cut half for one minute, then shock in an ice bath

8. Brush with coconut oil