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I Tried This Avocado Hack To Stop It Turning Brown And It Really Worked!

I Tried This Avocado Hack To Stop It Turning Brown And It Really Worked!


If there’s one food that’s the most temperamental it would have to be the avocado. I swear you only have a 10 minute window to cut it and eat it while it’s perfectly green and soft before it turns into a pile of brown mush!

Then once you’ve used half of the most expensive fruit on the planet, how do you even store the rest without it discolouring. Up until now I’ve been told to just keep the stone in it and wrap it tightly with glad wrap and pop it in the fridge. Yeah, well that gave me an extra 25 minutes of green avocado. Next!

So imagine my joy when I stumbled upon an avocado hack which promised to keep it lush and green for days – without using any plastic or expensive paraphernalia.

A New Zealand mum shared her hack on Facebook, where she explains how wrapping the cut avocado in a lettuce leaf and storing it in the fridge kept it perfectly ripe and delicious for a whole week.

She was so happy with the result that she shared a photo (see below) of the green and beautiful avocado – which she claims has been sitting in the fridge for seven days, wrapped in a lettuce leaf.

She wrote: ‘I sort of accidentally discovered that I have been throwing away first class food wrap. Lettuce leaves, primarily the outer ones that are a bit harder, make for excellent food wrap. Since they’re designed for that purpose in the first place. It was all good for today’s breakfast. Incidentally, lettuce leaves even keep bread buns fresh,’ she said.


So I decided to give it a whirl. After breakfast one morning I got some ice berg lettuce and wrapped it tightly around the avocado. I then placed it in the fridge to see what would happen. I waited three days and when I took it out to use it looked exactly as I had left it! No discolouration- it was perfectly green and soft! Look…



Incredible right?! And all it took lettuce leaves! Crazy! What do you think? Will you give this hack a go?


Images: Facebook/ Supplied


Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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