How to cut and pit avocados so you can make all the toast you want

Jul 21, 2016 at 10:01 a.m. ET
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Avocados are the nutritional badasses of the fruit world. Yes, that's right, they're a fruit. And they're packed with more potassium than bananas in addition to being rich in vitamins K, C, B5 and 6, E and folate. They're loaded with fiber and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (the good fat), making them heart healthy and good for your gut. They can also help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Now that you know what a superfood avocado is, I'm sure you're lacing up your sneakers to pop out to the grocery store in a jiffy, but before you do, take a quick minute to learn everything you need to know to enjoy avocado any way you like it.

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How to prevent an avocado from browning

  1. Place whole avocado halves, sans seed, flat side down in a container with an airtight lid.
  2. For mashed avocados or guacamole, put them in a container with an airtight lid with at least an inch of space at the top.
  3. Fill the container with enough water to cover any exposed flesh, and cover with the airtight lid.
  4. When ready to use, carefully pour off the water, and enjoy.

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