How to keep avocados from turning brown? I’ve found the secret and it works every time!
This post is sponsored by FoodSaver®.
How to keep avocados from turning brown, you ask?
Oh, I am SO excited about sharing this with you!
I’ve tried every method possible: squeeze of lemon or lime juice, don’t remove the pit, get as much air out of the bag it’s stored in, cover tightly with saran wrap (both in and out of a bag)…you name it, I’ve tried it. But they always turn brown within a day.
First, let me say that we eat a lot of avocados in this house. We always have, but three weeks ago Rob and I went keto (and we’re loving the lifestyle, but more on that in an upcoming post). If you’re at all familiar with keto, you may know that avocado is a great way to get your healthy fats in. Which means we’re eating avocado every single day.
That’s a lot of avocado.
However, I don’t like to have more than half of one each day. For one, they’re a pricey addition to a daily menu and each person in my family eats it at least a few times a week. That’s a lot of avocado! And as much as I love having the healthy fats in my diet, I still like to keep the fat from one meal in check.
So what happens when a couple days go by and we haven’t eaten an avocado that’s been already cut? With my girl’s crazy schedules, Rob working long days and me on a recipe/posting schedule that doesn’t always utilize the mighty avocado, keeping them fresh is important. Both for food loss prevention and not wasting my hard-earned cash.
Enter my FoodSaver®!
I’ve been talking about my FoodSaver® for a long time, so if you’re a regular blog reader, this post won’t be a surprise to you. But even I had no idea how well it works for avocado!
I had to do a comparison and I was blown away by how amazing the FoodSaver® works for keeping avocados from turning brown. The photo below shows two cut avocados, half with the pit and half without. The top one was preserved in my FoodSaver® and the other with my old method, which is squeezing as much air out of a bag as possible and storing it cut-side down. Both were cut at the same time, put in the same part of the fridge at the same time and stayed there for four full days.
Isn’t that amazing?? The bottom avocado is still edible, but I’d have to cut a fair amount off to get rid of the brown parts, which is so wasteful. The one I stored using my FoodSaver® bag can be popped out of the bag and eaten as-is! Winning!
Speaking of my FoodSaver® bags, the one you see in the photo is the Easy Seal and Peel™ Bags/Rolls. They’re new and improved and come with the same FoodSaver performance guarantee – but eliminates the need for tools when opening.
You read that right. All you have to do to open these bags is separate from the top and pull it apart. I was concerned it might be difficult to pull apart but it’s SO simple! No struggling to get it open, even though it’s sealed so well that it keeps your food incredibly fresh!
If you’ve been struggling how to keep avocado from turning brown, I hope this method is one you try because it really works. Want to try it for FREE? What would you say if I told you I’m giving away a brand new FoodSaver® from the FM3000 series! All you have to do to enter is share this post on any one of your social media channels. Each share is one entry. Come back here and comment to let me know where you shared it, and you’re in!
Just think…no more wasted avocados. To see my other suggestions and tips on how to save with a FoodSaver® system, check out these delicious posts, too.