The avocado is a food that is trending right now for its important health benefits, due to its large quantity of nutrients. However, once it's sliced it can become a bit delicate, although with proper care you can keep it in good condition for a longer time.
In this article, we will show you some ways in which you can preserve your avocados, regardless if they are unripe, ripe or if you already sliced them.
If you bought an unripe avocado, it can ripen in approximately 7 days at room temperature of 18-24ºC. To speed up this process you can store it in a paper bag, this will make it ripe in about 4 days, although, if you want it to be even faster you can put a banana or a ripe apple in the bag.
This is because the paper bag stores ethylene, a gas that is produced in the ripening process. Therefore, the greater the amount of ethylene, the faster the ripening.
On the contrary, if you bought a ripe avocado, avoid leaving it at room temperature and store it in the refrigerator, this will decrease the ripening speed thanks to the cold, and prevent it from rotting quickly.
As we have already mentioned, the main disadvantage of avocados is their preservation, since once sliced, the avocado will begin to oxidize and dark spots will begin to appear. One of the most common techniques to avoid or reduce this process is to add some lemon juice or olive oil.
You can also wrap the avocado in plastic wrap to seal it tightly, to put it in the refrigerator and keep it for a couple more days. In any case, never remove the bone, as this also helps prevent dark spots.
And remember that sliced avocados are always harder to preserve, so you should take into account their ripening process and when you plan to consume them.
If you are interested in knowing more about why avocados get oxidized and other techniques to avoid it, you can click here and read our article that talks in more detail about this topic.
Likewise, we recommend you to try it and enjoy its delicious flavor, like that of our premium quality avocados, since in Agro Gonzamex we have more than 30 years of experience growing this delicious fruit. We welcome you to know more about us and the quality of our products by clicking here.
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