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Do You Leave the Avocado Pit in Guacamole?

When serving guacamole, some people like to throw an avocado pit into the mixture; the pit is supposed to prevent the avocado from browning quickly. I'm not one of those people — I never leave a pit in guacamole. It looks ugly and I figure the addition of plenty of fresh lemon or lime juice will stop it from turning brown. Also, who wants to maneuver around a giant pit when trying to scoop guac with a tortilla chip? Not me. How do you feel about it?

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DCStar DCStar 7 years
Whaaaat? Eww, no way!
roxyb roxyb 7 years
Guac never lasts long enough in our house to go brown!
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
When I'm making a bunch for a large group, I leave it in unless it's going to be eaten immediately. I swear, there's a difference when it's left out at room temp for a few hours. My sister learned it from her baby Daddy's family (they're Mexican-American).
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
if there is leftover Guac, which is a rarity I dont leave the pit in, i just take plastic wrap and press it down on top and make sure there isnt any air getting to it. Works every time.
cherrypie61 cherrypie61 7 years
We all in Mexico leave the pit in. It's the most common trick to prevent guacamole from turning brown and it really works.
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
Ok, I LOVE avocados...so I'm a purist. I don't eat guacamole. I don't hate it, just don't eat it. I frequently slice a ripe avocado and squeeze an ample amount of lemon juice all over it...and enjoy it. YUMS
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
i do leave it, but i really don't think it helps any. my avocado still turns brown and ugly!!
ollada ollada 7 years
I leave the pit in just when I am storing it and leave it out for serving.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
And it shall be known as a...buacdog! :D
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I'm on it!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
How about a bacon wrapped guacamole dog?
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've never done that. I usually just put a little lime juice in it to balance the flavor out.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
The pit theory stinks - I've been eating guac for over 1/2 a century and have tried it a gazillion times, it doesn't work. Plus who has leftovers :)
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
The lime juice works fine for me. However, I have heard that if you wrap the guac in bacon...
jessvogel85 jessvogel85 7 years
I might try leaving the pit in sometime. My guac always goes brown!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I don't believe in the pit story. Someone ought to prove it to me.
kimmberli kimmberli 7 years
ive heard that leaving the pit in the extra half of the avocado keeps it from turning brown when you put it back in the fridge. i always do it, but i'm really not sure that it makes much of a difference... as for my guac, i always add a lot of lime anyway, so there's no need to keep the pits in.
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
If I'm serving it with other mexican foods for a dinner party, I usually keep the pits. It looks more authentic that way.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
The juice works fine for me.....no pits in the way of constant dipping!
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
I'm allergic to avocados. :(
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
I generally make my guac ahead of time, and I will add a little extra lime juice to the surface, drop in the pits, and cover with plastic wrap to cover all my bases on browning. I pull the pits out and toss them once I am ready to serve, though.
Deidre Deidre 7 years
I'm with you, Partysugar -- I just balance potential browning by adding more lime juice. Besides, I love a lot of citrus kick in my guac!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
That guac looks good. Last night I had some that was gross - it was smooth and thick...kinda like ice cream...avocado and garlicky ice cream. YUCK
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i love the Guacamole
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