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.
One savvy mum has now revealed a simple trick for preventing the browning process — and it’s all down to how you store it.
The hack was shared on the Instagram page Whole30 by mum-of-three Stephanie Kelley.
“GENIUS AVOCADO HACK,” the brand wrote online. “We were today-years-old when we learned about this brilliant kitchen hack: store your cut avocado in cold water and it will stay fresher, longer, and keep it from turning brown. We’re a bit embarrassed to admit the number of avocados we’ve had to toss over the years, and we all know that avocados are gold – especially while on a Whole30. Are we the only ones just learning about this incredible tip?”
In the short clip, the avocado is sliced in half longways, placed in a container and filled with cold water before being put in the fridge. Flash forward a day and the avocado looks completely the same, with no brown spots in sight.
Other social media users were equally impressed, with one eagerly writing: “As a major avocado lover, I will def be using this hack!!”
Another added: “Saw this earlier this week and my mind is blown. Have to give it a go.” While a third commented: “58 years old and eating avocados for at least 30 plus years. This is amazing and super embarrassing all rolled together!”
While another offered their own advice, saying: “Another cool tip is to refrigerate avocados as they become ripe, they’ll last longer up to a week or so.”
Starts at 60 previously shared another hack for keeping avocados fresh, and the secret was how you cut it! Instead of slicing the avocado right down the middle as most people would, slice a round piece off the very top of the avocado. With a tablespoon, then scoop the fruit out of the chopped-off piece, before continuing to dig out some from the rest of the avocado. Place the remainder of the avocado in an air-tight container, with the rest of the peel and seed intact.