Avocado magic: How to store your luscious fruit after cutting it



If you love avocados as I do, you likely want to enjoy them regularly. But here’s the problem: if you stick to portions such as a quarter of an avocado, you want to be able to store them without their turning into brown fruits (which aren’t so appetizing).

You’ve likely tried all kinds of ways- rubbing them with lemon or wrapping them very carefully with plastic wrap. But they still get all brown on the part that’s been cut.

Well, here’s a bit of magic: put some diced onion in a bowl or a container and then store your cut avocado skin side down and cover.  Then store it in the fridge. No more brown edges. You can cut a quarter off the next day and so on without putting in newly cut onions.

This is a photo of  mine after a day after it was first cut. This one was a little overripe but still very yummy.



Do you have any avocado storage tips that work? Please share in the comment section below.

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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6 Comments on “Avocado magic: How to store your luscious fruit after cutting it”

  1. Kathy
    May 14, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    Great information, Thanks!

  2. September 11, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Does the avocado taste like raw onions?

  3. September 11, 2015 at 11:27 am #

    Not at all, Carolyn! The avocados are placed skin side down and the flesh does not come into contact with the onion itself. I love this as I can eat an avocado myself over three or four days and it is still great looking and tasting!

  4. A Jew's Bouche
    February 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

    How does this work, and how is it better than covering the cut surfaces to prevent oxidation?

    • February 19, 2019 at 8:32 am #

      Great question! Onions emit a sulfur gas which acts as an antioxidant. While covering the cut surface is one way to prevent oxidation, it doesn’t work nearly as well as the onion. Try it!


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