How to keep an avocado fresh

on Sunday, February 26, 2012

With acetylcysteine, a form of the amino acid cysteine. If you don't have any acetylcysteine lying around the house, you can alternatively cut a few fresh onion slices and add them to the bag; when the onion is cut, its cells generate a form of sulfur gas with a very short lifespan. Cut the onion and toss it in the bag quickly to capture the gas, which is created when newly damaged onion (or garlic) cells are come into contact with the air.

By the way, acetylcysteine can also:

1. Prevent hangovers by cleaning up the byproducts of alcohol metabolism.
2. Preserve fruit (not just avocados) by preventing oxidation (it's an antioxidant).
3. Cure a Tylenol overdose by supporting the body's glutathione production.
4. Disinfecting replacement artificial lenses before surgery (it breaks bacterial biofilms).
5. Chelate and remove heavy metals from the body.
Prevent death if taken soon after fatal doses of various poisons are ingested or injected in lab rats.

It does a lot of other cool stuff, too (probably). For example it's being tested on mentally ill patients:

"Acetylcysteine has been shown to reduce the symptoms of both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in two placebo controlled trials conducted at Melbourne."

24 Hours later and still like-new.