Avocados are rich in nutrients and flavor. They are the best fruit for people on a tight diet. Also known as the most notorious fickle vegetables, Avocados have a habit of testing your patience in terms of ripening and getting damaged after cutting it open. Below are examples of methods you can use to preserve your avocado after cutting it open.
- Storing them with Onions
Avocados are usually eaten in half portions and the full fruit is rarely finished in one sitting. The secret to eating them while still fresh, is to preserve them properly. Experts indicate that storing Avocados with onion slows the oxidation process and helps prevent browning of the fruit due to the Sulphur level of the onion. This storage method extends the avocado’s shelf life by two days by keeping it fresh.
2. Wrap them in Paper and Store in the Refrigerator
If onions are not available, another option for keeping avocados fresh and healthy is to wrap them in paper wrap and store them in the refrigerator. The major goal is to keep it from being exposed to oxygen, which causes the fruit to brown.
3. Cover with Lemon Juice
Another option for keeping ripe avocados is to cover them with lemon juice, wrap them in plastic, and store them in the fridge.
4. Turn them into Pickles
Avocados that are ripe and firm are excellent, and can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. All that is required is to combine one part water to one part vinegar, as well as salt, sugar, and whole spices such as coriander and peppercorns, in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool. The skin must be removed after the firm-ripe avocados have been halved and sliced. Fill the jar halfway with the vinegar mixture and chill for at least two hours or days before serving.
Avocados don’t start ripening until they’re plucked from the tree. They contain an enzyme that, when exposed to oxygen, converts colorless molecules into melanin, a brown pigment.