Food - Drink
How Olive Oil Can Help Keep Your Avocados From Going Brown
By WENDY LEIGH
As long as an avocado retains its natural unbroken skin, that goodness from Mother Nature stays lusciously green and yellow. However, once the protective seal is broken, a replacement barrier is needed, and that’s where olive oil comes in.
There are many hacks for saving leftover avocados, and some of them actually work. The most commonly proposed remedies involve lemon juice, water, onions, or plastic wrap, all of which have merit on varying levels.
In one experiment, researchers found that olive oil helped keep the avocado from turning brown for about four days when kept in an air-tight container. It’s suggested to use extra light olive oil, as it has less color and is lighter in flavor, producing a mild taste that doesn't overpower the avocado.