The Best Ways to Store an Avocado Once Cut: Tips and Tricks

The Beauty of Avocado

Avocado is a versatile and nutritious fruit that has become increasingly popular over the years. Whether you are adding it to your salad or serving as guacamole, avocado can be an excellent addition to any meal. However, once you have sliced open an avocado, it can be challenging to preserve its freshness and quality. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to store an avocado once cut.

How to Store Cut Avocado?

The first thing you need to know about storing cut avocados is that they are prone to browning due to their high-fat content and exposure to air. Therefore, the key is finding ways of minimizing oxygen exposure as much as possible.

Method 1: Keep the Pit Intact

Leaving the pit in the avocado halves helps slow down oxidation since less surface area gets exposed. After cutting your avocados in half, remove them using a knife carefully without damaging or removing them from inside by accident; then put clingfilm wrap around each half with enough space between wraps for air circulation before refrigerating them.

This method can work best for those who plan on consuming their avocados within two days after cutting it because even though it slows down browning significantly than if left bare once opened eventually – so eat up!

Method 2: Lemon Juice Treatment

If you want your ripe but cut avocados last longer than two days in storage while avoiding discoloration caused by oxidation (browning), try applying lemon juice treatment- which contains citric acid known for hindering enzymatic reactions responsible for browning produce like apples when exposed through cuts or bruises.

To apply lemon juice treatment:

Step One: Squeeze fresh lemons until there’s sufficient amount of extract.
Step Two: Using a brush or paper towel dipped in the extracted lemon juice, apply generously to the avocado flesh you want to preserve.
Step Three: Wrap the cut avocados with cling wrap and place in your refrigerator.

Method 3: Onion Slices

Another method on how to store the remaining half of an avocado without browning is by placing it face down on a bed of onions. The sulfur content of onions helps prevent oxidation hence preventing quick spoiling.

To apply onion slices treatment:

Step One: Slice some onions into thin pieces or rings.
Step Two: Place them at the bottom of an airtight container or a sealable bag.
Step Three: Put your sliced avocado halves upside-down on top of these onion slices before sealing.


In conclusion, storing cut avocados can be challenging but not impossible. Choosing one way from our three methods will help keep your leftover avocados fresh and vibrant for longer periods than usual. Whichever storage method you decide on using, remember that temperature regulation is critical when it comes to preserving food quality and freshness over time – so ensure refrigeration remains constant between 30-40°F after applying any preservation technique discussed above!

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