Avocado - Tips

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    Sep 03, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    Hey guys:

    Any good tips in making the Avocado last longer for later use in view that is a good source of fat, but of course with moderation. I am frustrated because sometimes I buy these and all though I prepare them they do not last long for example is a mesh then with cilantro or pico de gallo, to use later in a sandwich etc. I was wondering if anybody has any tips.

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    Dave
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    Sep 03, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    Add sour salt (citric acid crystals) and keep covered with plastic wrap directly on it. (Another advantage of sour salt is that it keeps the avocado flavor more concentrated instead of diluting it as lemon juice does.)
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    Sep 03, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    Avocado tastes best fresh. Use that bad boy up as soon as you cut it open. I buy tiny avocados so there isn't too much gluttony. However, if you must save one adding lime or lemon juice will help it last. I used to make guacamole for the week to have with breakfast and it needed to be very limey to last that long.
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    Sep 03, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidAvocado tastes best fresh. Use that bad boy up as soon as you cut it open.

    I agree. I never keep an avocado for more than a day, once I slice it open. I buy it a bit hard, and wait until it feels just right. Then I engage in one of my guilty pleasures, that I've enjoyed for over 50 years. This is one of the treats my late mother used to give me.

    I slice it all around lengthwise, and remove the pit. One half gets Saran wrap and into the fridge, until the next day, but rarely later.

    The other half I put on a plate, and heap Hellman's mayonnaise into the hollow where the pit was, like whipped cream. Then I simply eat it with a spoon. You want a source of fat? THAT'S some serious fat. I only indulge in that every few months, but it's glorious, and I repeat the drill the next day with the remaining half. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    Thanks for the tips.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
    There are leftovers? icon_confused.gif

    Om nom nom nom nom!
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    Sep 05, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    for later use? I don't understand? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 05, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    Love with bread, salad or foodicon_cool.gif
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    Jan 27, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    When I was younger, I never liked avocados or guac. When I got older, I decided to give it another try since my tastebuds have matured. Man, what I have been missing?!?!

    Now I add avocados to my smoothies, salads or as is!

    Did you know that avocados help stave off hunger? Actually, it was self-discovery before an article appeared! I used to eat huge bowls of salads with meat but found myself hungry about 1-1/2 to 2 hours later. One day, I decided to eat the same amount of greens and meat but with avocados. I was so full and couldn't finish my salad. In addition, I didn't eat again until 3 or 4 hours later!

    I knew that avocados had something to do with it and I was right because a few days later on the internet news, there was an article about how avocados can help you lose weight!

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    Jan 27, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidThere are leftovers? icon_confused.gif

    Om nom nom nom nom!
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    OMG! I LOVE avocado milkshakes. I didn't realize they make ice cream.
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidWhen I was younger, I never liked avocados or guac. When I got older, I decided to give it another try since my tastebuds have matured. Man, what I have been missing?!?!

    Now I add avocados to my smoothies, salads or as is!

    Did you know that avocados help stave off hunger? Actually, it was self-discovery before an article appeared! I used to eat huge bowls of salads with meat but found myself hungry about 1-1/2 to 2 hours later. One day, I decided to eat the same amount of greens and meat but with avocados. I was so full and couldn't finish my salad. In addition, I didn't eat again until 3 or 4 hours later!

    I knew that avocados had something to do with it and I was right because a few days later on the internet news, there was an article about how avocados can help you lose weight!



    good fats satiate your appetite. Well most of them do for me except peanut butter (lol)
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    Lime juice will on the avocado will prevent it from browning (or lessen it). This is commonly done at restaurants.
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI used to eat half an avocado a day. I would slice it in half. Use the piece that does not have the seed. Then what I do is put the other half with the large seed in tact back in the refrigerator.

    Yeah, I have heard that if making guacamole, for example, keeping the pit in the bowl will help it last longer.
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    BuddyinNYC saidAdd sour salt (citric acid crystals) and keep covered with plastic wrap directly on it. (Another advantage of sour salt is that it keeps the avocado flavor more concentrated instead of diluting it as lemon juice does.)


    upou're right, he could also just top it with lemon juice water. not a lot but the sealing out air with a pressed plasic wrap is key.
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
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    BuddyinNYC saidAdd sour salt (citric acid crystals) and keep covered with plastic wrap directly on it. (Another advantage of sour salt is that it keeps the avocado flavor more concentrated instead of diluting it as lemon juice does.)


    upou're right, he could also just top it with lemon juice water. not a lot but the sealing out air with a pressed plasic wrap is key.


    Excellent idea Bowie! ... but still add some grated lemon zest to the avocado mix so it'll be lemony inside too.
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    Using the pit is the best way. I've seen people actully put the pit in their guac to keep it frest. Not sure if it works, but its worth a try. Otherwise, all the previous advice is spot on.

    the way I keep my avocado fresh is by teaming it with some bacon, lettuce, tomato on toasted wheat and putting it in my belly!

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    Jan 27, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    Bens77 saidUsing the pit is the best way. I've seen people actully put the pit in their guac to keep it frest. Not sure if it works, but its worth a try. Otherwise, all the previous advice is spot on.

    the way I keep my avocado fresh is by teaming it with some bacon, lettuce, tomato on toasted wheat and putting it in my belly!

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    Ive never heard of the pit thing, will have to try it. suppose it's a lot like a nut in some ways
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    Bens77 saidUsing the pit is the best way. I've seen people actully put the pit in their guac to keep it frest. Not sure if it works, but its worth a try. Otherwise, all the previous advice is spot on.[...]


    I assume that putting he pit in is equivalent to putting plastic wrap (or most anything) directly on the guacamole- it seals out the oxygen to prevent oxidation.
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:35 PM GMT
    Leave the pits in the guacamole and sprinlke some lemon on it too. That should keep it MUCH fresher. It reallsy does work=D
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    You dont grind the pits do you?
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    Bowie saidYou dont grind the pits do you?


    NO!!! Just leave them in whole. You don't eat the pits=P
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    If you bought too many, and haven't cut them yet, stick them in the fridge when they are the right ripeness, and they will stop ripening and last for a few more days like that. Also, the pit in the guacamole really does work!
  • Vaughn

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    Jan 27, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    Eat it faster. My obsession with avocado is not normal.
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    Feb 28, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    you should try having some avocado with some moist Gouda Cheese in a baguette delicious!!! u can add a bunch of other things like dried tomatos but that's the main ingredient... enjoy
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    Feb 28, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    i just eat it all .
    cut in half, i pour balsamic vinegar in the cavity and eat .
    but i buy the small ones and indulge about once a week.