Ask Aunt Laura – Keeping a cut avocado fresh

It can be very frustrating finding a reliable way to keep a cut avocado fresh.

I use half for a recipe or on my sandwich and wrap up the other half only to find it has turned brown and bitter by the next day.

I have tried several methods for preserving that half – sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t, but for me a red onion seems to consistently get the job done.

Let me show you how!

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April 11, 2022 3:29 pm

It works! For two days, at least. I wonder if this would work for leftover guacamole?

Laura Bullock
April 29, 2022 6:10 am
Reply to  Jerry Wolf

Unfortunately I never have left over guacamole haha but I wonder if some onions on top or even a few squirts of lime juice would do the trick? So glad the tip kept your avocado fresh for two days – good to know it can stay fresh that long!

Linda Kovitch
April 5, 2022 2:07 pm

Here is another good reason for the Town of Bedford to reconsider what its doing by decimating our mature trees, which are among the most valuable resources that this town has.

Caroline Larson
March 15, 2022 10:35 pm

Have you heard of cutting the pit in half and squeezing out the juice? I saw this on line, but never tried it. Cutting an onion up sounds easier that cutting one of those pits!

Richard Punko
March 15, 2022 9:33 pm

i am fan of avocado as well which i eat every single day! i just found online that adding water! to your container seems to keep the avocado from degrading. you may want to give it a try!

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