How to Keep an Avocado from Darkening when Mashed



Mashed avocado can darken quickly when mashed and exposed to the air, spoiling the look of it. Here is a very simple solution.

Steps

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    Mash the avocado and place into a ceramic or glass bowl.
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    Drizzle the mash entirely with either lemon or lime juice. This will help to ensure that the mash does not darken for a short period of time.

Tips

  • Some cookbooks might suggest using the avocado pit to prevent discoloration. Unfortunately, this is a bit of myth as it will only prevent discoloration for the portion of mashed avocado that directly touches the pit.[1]

Things You'll Need

  • Pit
  • Lemon or lime juice

Sources and Citations

  1. Asiaonlinerecipes, Using Avocados

Article Info

Categories: Food Preservation Techniques