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Woman Reveals Incredible Hack To Stop Cut Avocados Going Brown For A Whole Week

Woman Reveals Incredible Hack To Stop Cut Avocados Going Brown For A Whole Week

Millennial or not, you likely can't resist the lure of a cheeky slice of avocado on toast for a weekend brunch.

But it is a constant irritation after using just half an avocado, when the other half quickly turns brown and looks wholly unappetising.

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Even when we cover it in cling film, it just doesn't seem to quite do the trick when it comes to freshness.

Which is why one woman in New Zealand has made our lives complete with her savvy (and sustainable) hack that saw her keep her own cut avocado fresh for an entire week.

Cherry Gaddes from Piako, New Zealand, simply covers her cut avocados with lettuce leaves and apparently it works wonders.

Cherry took to Facebook to share the tip that she stumbled across by accident and people were so taken with it, her post has now been shared 6,800 times. Proof that people love their avocados.

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She said in her post: "Recycling... keeping it green.

"Sort of accidentally I discovered that I have been throwing away 1st class food wrap. Lettuce leaves, primarily the outer ones that are a bit harder, Make excellent food wrap! Since they're designed for that purpose in the first place... ( who knew!).

"This avo was cut a week ago, and stored in the fridge ever since, wrapped in lettuce leaf. All good for today's breakfast. Incidentally, Lettuce leaves even keep buns fresh!"

It was actually the first time Cherry had discovered it herself.

She used the harder outer leaves of her lettuce to cover the cut avo - the ones we often peel off and chuck in the food waste bin.

The hack means we can have avocado on toast two weekends on the trot with just one avocado and it won't spoil (Credit: Pexels)
The hack means we can have avocado on toast two weekends on the trot with just one avocado and it won't spoil (Credit: Pexels)

Cherry thinks the reason it worked so well is because the outer leaves are designed to keep her lettuce fresh, so why not her avocado? Good point!

The leaves are environmentally friendly and they work in a similar fashion, by keeping the air from getting to your avocado - it is oxidisation that causes the fruit to spoil.

This is because avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which turns the flesh brown when exposed to oxygen, so it needs to be as airtight as possible in order for it to stay green.

And even if you've found cling film to work for you, it is no secret that cling film is harmful to the environment.

It is not only difficult to recycle, it contains chemicals that are potentially harmful to the environment when it breaks down, according to National Geographic.

Well, we certainly think we'll be giving this one a go - anything to save our previous avocados.

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Hacks, Life, Food And Drink

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]

 

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