Why does guacamole turn brown?

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Any avocado or guacamole will turn brown in the presence of air. Yucatan Guacamole is sealed in an airtight container, which prevents any such browning while the package is closed. Our recipe also contains natural substances that slow down the browning enzymes. This means that Yucatan Guacamole can stay green and fresh-looking for three to five days in your refrigerator after the package is opened, so long as you try to minimize the exposure to air. Simply keep your guacamole in an airtight container, or place in a zipper bag and expel as much air as possible when closing. To keep it fresh longer, try squeezing fresh lime on top of your Yucatan Guacamole — don’t mix it in. FYI: Our competition uses a different process; therefore the browning enzymes are very active. Once the package is opened, the product can turn brown within a couple of hours.
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