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Oxidized avocado and banana bad for you?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM

We know that oxidized oils are pretty bad for us. What about avocados and bananas?

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I mashed some avocado for my 8mo to eat. Of course, it turns brown within an hour or two of becoming exposed to air. We'd add lemon to preserve it but he's still sticking to simple foods. Same example for bananas.

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I assume you are asking about polyphenol oxidase in particular -- not over heating the oil that could be extracted from the fruit right?

My understanding is that light brown is ok, dark brown/black or any change to the smell and toss it out.

I've also heard that mold will grow on the brown spots before it grows else where, so you may want to check that there's no mold.

Personally, I cut off the brown spots because they look unappetizing.

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on December 14, 2012
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I mashed some avocado for my 8mo to eat. Of course, it turns brown within an hour or two of becoming exposed to air. We'd add lemon to preserve it but he's still sticking to simple foods. Same example for bananas.

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