This woman’s simple trick will stop your avocados from turning brown

Dec 27, 2020
Stretch out your avocados for longer. Source: Getty.

They work beautifully in salads, smeared across toast or mixed into a guacamole side dish, but as delicious as they are, avocados are notorious for turning brown and slimy once they’ve been cut open. So, most people either try to eat them in one go or run the risk of throwing away the fruit the next day.

The good news is, one savvy woman has found a way that enables you to reuse the same avocado for up to one week! And, apparently, it’s all down to how you cut it!

Margaret Drisi shared her simple trick – calling it the ‘Dinosaur Egg Avocado Hack – on teen app TikTok, which allows users to share videos.

In the short clip, Margaret shows the unusual way she cuts into an avocado to prevent it from turning brown. “This is how to cut your avocado so it doesn’t go bad when you’re only using a little piece of it every day,” she can be heard saying in the video.

Instead of slicing the avocado right down the middle, Margaret slices a round piece off the very top of the avocado. With a tablespoon, she then scoops the fruit out of the chopped-off piece, before continuing to dig out some from the rest of the avocado. She then places the remainder of the avocado in an air-tight container, with the rest of the peel and seed intact, which protects the avocado from turning brown.

@marg13d##mindblown ##cookinghack ##cookinghacks ##avocado ##lifehack ##tiktoklifehacks ##lifehacks♬ original sound – Margaret Drisi

The clip then jumps to a video taken two days later, showing that there’s no browning. Margaret went on to say that she can make a single avocado last a whole week this way.

“I make avocado on toast every morning but I don’t use a ton every day,” she says. “My biggest issue with making avocado toast every morning was that it would go bad and get slimy, watery and brown. And that doesn’t happen any more.”

Starts at 60 previously shared another hack to keep avocados fresh for longer, and the secret is lettuce leaves!

“Sort of accidentally I discovered that I have been throwing away 1st class food wrap,” a New Zealand woman wrote on Facebook in January. “Lettuce leaves, primarily the outer ones that are a bit harder, make excellent food wrap, since they’re designed for that purpose in the first place!”

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Have you tried this method before? How do you store your avocados?

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