Make an avocado ‘last twice as long’ with food storage method

Avocados are super popular and versatile although sadly do not stay fresh for long before turning gooey and brown.

But according to lifestyle creator Quynh Pham, there’s a very simple way to “outsmart” this particular kind of fruit.

In a YouTube video entitled ‘Avocados Last Twice As Long With This Hack! How To Store an Avocado + Demonstration’, Quynh claimed she can make an avocado “last as long as two weeks”.

She revealed that she either buys her avocados unripened or perfectly ripe. She said: “You don’t want to get them too mushy or anything like that.”

Leave them out on the counter (or anywhere at room temperature) until they are perfectly ripened.

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As soon as they are at that “perfect consistency and softness that you like”, transfer them to the fridge.

She said: “You don’t want to take an unripe, hard avocado right from the store and put it in the refrigerator because they will stop ripening and never soften up.

“I’ve had really bad experiences doing that and the avocado was just never that good again.”

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Quynh demonstrated her theory with a bunch of avocados. After eight days, her fridge-stored avocado was more green, while her room-stored avocado was more yellow and dry.

She claimed that more of her fridge-stored avocado was suitable for use than its room-stored counterpart.

However, she was surprised that the room-temperature avocado was not discoloured, whereas the refrigerated avocado had a little bruising and discolouration – “but it just shows you how much avocados can vary”.

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While both avocados tasted nice when mashed up, the fridge-stored avocado tasted “much fresher – just like a fresh avocado”. The room-stored avocado, on the other hand, tasted “old” and “not pleasant at all, like it was about to spoil”.

Avocado lovers were delighted to come across this hack. YouTube user @asweethoneybee commented: “I love avocados so I smashed the like button … then I watched your video and it was amazing! Thank you for doing avocados justice.” @ml13609 added: “Awesome!! Now I too will outsmart the avocado!!”

In other avocado news, here’s how to ripen an avocado in two minutes in your microwave.

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