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Guacamole - Bitter!?

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Guacamole - Bitter!?

jounipesonen | Mar 17, 2012 12:17 AM

Have made a batch of Guacamole --

Avocado - definitely ripe
Lemon juice
Garlic cloves (maybe a bit too much)
Shallots
Worcestershire sauce
Tomato powder - home-made
Cilantro powder - home-made
Salt (iodized)
Black pepper - fresh ground

Stir-stick blended

Was bitter - quite.

Looked up possible remedies - added a bit of sugar syrup. No help. (Seems 'bitter guacamole' is a general problem)

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Only hint of 'why' I get is possible interaction of citric acid and the iodine from the salt - but am a chemical engineer and the Iodine is already there in a 'salt compound' form so would taste bitter on its own (the salt) so don't understand the possible reaction with citric acid from the lemon - and don't even see the possibility of a further reaction.

Anyone?

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