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Old 10-13-2015, 01:42 PM   #101
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Those absorb ethylene gas, which would slow ripening.

I think these, which also don't seem too expensive, that absorb oxygen are what Caslon meant. They would keep the avocado from turning brown.

http://www.amazon.com/Oxy-Sorb-Oxyge.../dp/B0028AG8RO

I had no idea that one could buy either kind.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:20 PM   #102
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Those packets that absorb gasses. Why don't they sell that material cheap, in packet form, that you toss into gallon ziplock bags? Why is that stuff so expensive? Marketing and all?

About talking freshness...if bags of lettuce and other like items are packaged using nitrogen, then why not advance that simple technology? A shot of nitrogen gas into a ziplock. No? lol.

And yes GC, a plastic pouch of peeled eggs sealed with nitrogen does last a month, if unopened.
After the nitrogen escapes, they spoil fast, of course. I even posted how the yolk starts forcing its way out the side of the egg after opening....if not wrapped tightly.. lol. Anyone figure out why that happens?

A nitrogen gadget. Do you think we might see that sometime on QVC? I do.
Nitrogen is heavier than oxygen and will force oxygen out of containers. Nitrogen, however is reactive with certain chemicals (all substances are chemicals, just so's you knows), which means that nitrogen will react with certain foods. It's better to fill airtight storage containers of wheat, for example, with nitrogen to purge oxygen, which is highly reactive, from the sealed can. There are fats in grains and veggies that will oxidize and ruing the flavors of foods. Also, plants usually have natural enzymes in them that cause them to self-digest over time.

Add to that microbes and most organic products, that is, Earth life forms, be they plant, animal, or other, spoil after harvesting.

Canning preserves food because it kills microbes, denatures the enzymes, and removes most of the air and oxygen, making the interior of the can anaerobic. However, certain spores need higher heat and acidity to destroy them, hence the need for pressure caners for low acidic foods.

Hope that explains things in a general kind of way.

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:01 AM   #103
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Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately the lemon/lime trick is no good to me as I get migraines from those

We do usually get it right with avocadoes. Just occasionally we misjudge the ripeness or otherwise of an avocado, but I guess if that happens again we'll just have to throw it out, or I wonder do parrots like unripe avocadoes? We have 2 parrots.

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Old 10-22-2015, 12:43 PM   #104
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Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately the lemon/lime trick is no good to me as I get migraines from those

We do usually get it right with avocadoes. Just occasionally we misjudge the ripeness or otherwise of an avocado, but I guess if that happens again we'll just have to throw it out, or I wonder do parrots like unripe avocadoes? We have 2 parrots.

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What kind of parrots?
I would say hand them a bit of the avocado and see if they like it.
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:32 PM   #105
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Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately the lemon/lime trick is no good to me as I get migraines from those

We do usually get it right with avocadoes. Just occasionally we misjudge the ripeness or otherwise of an avocado, but I guess if that happens again we'll just have to throw it out, or I wonder do parrots like unripe avocadoes? We have 2 parrots.

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Oh dear, please don't feed them avocados.

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Old 10-25-2015, 03:48 PM   #106
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I'm with PF on that one - DON'T feed the parrots avocados, ripe or unripe!
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:09 PM   #107
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Just found this thread. I love avocado, having grown up in Africa, including a house with its own avocado tree in the garden. Had avocado coming out of our ears.
Usually eat it on toast with salt, pepper and vinegar or hot sauce.
Love guacamole but usually buy it rather than make it.

The one way, I haven't seen mentioned is baked avocado, delicious especially with a crab stuffing.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:30 AM   #108
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Note to self. Was out of lime juice. Made guacamole with lemon juice. Definitely a mistake. Though it was still good, it was not nearly as good as lime juice.
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Note to self. Was out of lime juice. Made guacamole with lemon juice. Definitely a mistake. Though it was still good, it was not nearly as good as lime juice.
Error made. Lesson learned.
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My wife has migraines. I will test to see if lemon or lime could be the culprit!
She has been suffering with them now for years.
Thanks GilliAnne.
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