Storing avocados with onion in the refrigerator keeps avocado fresh for days

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      Did you know? Storing avocados with onion in the refrigerator keeps avocado fresh for days. I learned this by accident and found out it’s actually a thing!

      Storing avocados with onions in the refrigerator can help keep avocados fresh due to a specific phenomenon called ethylene gas. Ethylene is a naturally occurring plant hormone that accelerates the ripening process in fruits, including avocados.

      Onions, like some other fruits and vegetables, release small amounts of ethylene gas.

      When avocados are stored together with onions in the refrigerator, the ethylene gas emitted by the onions can influence the ripening of the avocados.

      The cool temperature of the refrigerator slows down the ripening process, while the exposure to ethylene gas helps maintain the avocado’s freshness by reducing the rate of decay and extending its shelf life.

      However, it’s important to note that avocados are sensitive to cold temperatures, and prolonged refrigeration can adversely affect their texture and flavor.

      To strike a balance, you can place unripe avocados with onions in the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process, but once they are ripe or nearing ripeness, it’s best to remove them from the refrigerator and consume them within a few days.

      Remember to store avocados and onions in a manner that prevents direct contact between them to avoid any potential flavor transfer.

      Additionally, it’s always a good idea to check the avocados periodically and adjust their storage conditions based on their ripeness level to ensure optimal freshness.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Tips-n-Tricks Storing avocados with onion in the refrigerator keeps avocado fresh for days