Clever Mum Discovers a Trick to Keep Avocado from Browning for a Week!

Let us introduce you to the latest hack to keep your avocadoes fresh. It’s not cling wrap or alfoil. It’s not a paper bag or a Tupperware container. Nope. It’s lettuce!

That’s right – the green stuff that’s already in your veggie crisper is all you need to ensure fresh avocados, even if you’ve already cut into them.

Lettuce and avocados. A match made in food waste heaven

New Zealand mum, Cherry Gaddes stumbled upon the avocado hack and shared it on her Facebook page earlier this week.

As she writes,

I accidentally discovered that I have been throwing away first 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!).”

Cherry shared a photo of an avocado she cut over a week ago and it looks green as anything! No browning, not even any freckled brown spots. Amazing!

This avo was cut a week ago, and stored in the fridge ever since, wrapped in a lettuce leaf.”

Avocados, get in my trolley

I don’t know about you guys but I stopped buying avocados because they are so expensive and I know they go off so easily. I can’t count the number of times I’ve gone to use the other half and found it in the fridge, brown and yuck. But not anymore. Avocados – welcome back into my life. I’ve missed you!

The avocado hack is clearly a smashing success with others too. Thousands of people have commented and shared her idea. Cherry also shares that lettuce leaves are great for keeping buns fresh too. Well, there you go – you learn something new every day!

Looking for more great food hacks? Check out these 32 ways to keep your groceries fresh for longer.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar of Blossom

    Earlier tonight on another site I read that you can actually freeze advocadoes which can be added to smoothies later
    You stone and peel them, either leave them in pieces like that or mash them. put a little lemon juice on them (It stops them from going brown). You can freeze them in snaplock bags (squeeze the air out) freezing in ice cube trays then put them into airtight containers if you want to.

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