How to properly store avocados so they don't darken: some quick tips

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What to do to keep avocados from darkening. Source: Pixabay

If you're lucky enough to have a ripe avocado, you've probably noticed that it tends to darken quickly after cutting. If you can't eat the fruit in one go, there are some tricks that will help you keep the color of the avocado as long as possible.

The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information for you and will tell you why avocados darken quickly and how to keep them green .

Why avocados darken and how to avoid it

There is a simple answer to the question of why avocados darken quickly - the flesh of the fruit comes into contact with oxygen, resulting in the formation of dark brown compounds.

How to keep avocados green

Lemon juice.

Just squeeze a few drops of juice and spread it evenly on the surface of the avocado.

How to grease an avocado so that it does not darken

Olive oil

Just like in the previous case, a small amount of oil should be evenly distributed on the surface of the fruit. It will create an oil barrier between the avocado and the air.


Avocados should be stored in a cold place and always in a container.

How to properly store avocados so that they do not darken

The other half of the avocado

To do this, cover the whole avocado half with the one that has already been used. But it's worth noting that this method is not as effective as the previous ones.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported what to do with an avocado to make it ripen  in one day.

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