Avocado - Hass
Avocado - Hass
The Avocado is nutritionally dense superfood fruit that resembles a large egg.¬†
The fruit is large size, weighing 200-300 grams, and has a dark green and bumpy skin. The fruit once ripe has a creamy-buttery texture that makes it ideal substitute for butter.¬†
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Nutritional highlights: The healthiest substitute for butter or fat
- Rich in healthy fat, avocados¬†may help increase levels of heart-protective (HDL) cholesterol and decrease levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol that is linked to heart diseases
- Rich in fiber and may improve gut health by improving growth of healthy bacteria
- Avocados are rich in multiple vitamins (C, E, K, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9), and minerals (magnesium, copper, potassium, manganese) and¬†can improve body's¬†antioxidant defenses
Ways to enjoy avocado:
- Season avocado with pepper, salt, and virgin olive oil
- Combine with tomatoes, onion, and lime juice to prepare guacamole
- Fresh avocado can be substituted¬†for butter and cheese on sandwiches, toast, and salads and may help reduce your dietary intake of calories, and saturated fats
- It can also be substituted for butter and shortening in baking.¬†
- Avocados continue to ripen after harvesting. The skin turns from bright green to green-black as the fruit ripens.
- To test for ripeness, use your thumb to break the stem ‚Äì if it does not come off easily, the fruit is still raw. If it comes off and the base of the stem is green, the fruit is ready to consume.
- Ripeness can also be tested by applying slight pressure to the fruit ‚Äì it should give without feeling mushy.
- We ship our avocados in green condition to avoid damage during transportation. To ripen, place avocados in a paper bag along with an apple or banana for 2-3 days. Monitor daily for ripening.
- Ripe fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
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