The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown


The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown
Tradition says: "if you leave the avocado stone in a purée or guacamole you have just made, it will not turn brown".

True or false? Let's try the experiment...
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Last modified on: July 25th 2017

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Stage 1
The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown : Photo of step #1
A puree is made with an avocado cut into pieces and blended.

Stage 2
The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown : Photo of step #2
The purée is divided between 3 ramekins: on the right plain, in the centre with the stone, and on the left with a pinch of vitamin C.

Stage 3
The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown : Photo of step #3
A few hours later...

Stage 4
The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown : Photo of step #4
Unfortunately the stone has had no effect.

Stage 5
The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown : Photo of step #5
The vitamin C, on the other hand, has acted as an effective anti-oxidant.

Conclusion

False: So there is no point leaving the avocado stone in the prepared dish. Vitamin C, and so the lemon juice added to guacamole is much more effective.
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  • Thanks for doing this, been wondering if it's at all true. Now I understand it's the lemon juice I've been using, not the stone, that has kept my guacamole fresh :)
    Posted by JPO august 15th 2011 at 17:48 (n° 1)
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