Are you following the #ProduceChallenge Calendar? One of this month’s features is AVOCADO! Most commonly viewed as a vegetable, avocados are actually a fruit grown in many areas around the world—3 of the most popular growing regions are California, Chile & Mexico.  A trick to limit the browning of the flesh is to add lemon or lime juice to the surface.  The rich, creamy, flavorful fruit is a great pick for summer recipes!

You have likely heard of a “Hass Avocado” — this is a type or variety of avocado.  America’s Favorite & Most Popular Avocado is the Hass Avocado.  For this blog, we are going to lean on 4 organizations to answer the top 3 questions I receive regarding Avocados:

Hass Avocado Board
California Avocado Commission
Chilean Avocado Importers Association

Avocados from Mexico

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Hass is America’s most popular variety of avocado
California grows most of America’s domestic avocados
Chile & Mexico grow most of America’s import avocados

Q1: How do I select the perfect Avocado?

 

Q2: How do I cut & peel an Avocado?

 

Q3: How can I use my Avocados?

Visit Avocados from Chile for great recipes!

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And get inspired by this great video from Avocados from Mexico!

Feel GREAT about your decision to eat avocados!

  • Nutrient dense-providing almost 20 vitamins and minerals
  • Excellent source of Vitamin A to support heart, lung, kidney, and organ functions
  • Total fat is made of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids—the good fat!
  • Low in calories, sodium content, and sugar
  • Ideal “First Food” for babies!

I want to hear about your favorite way to use avocados!  Comment now or send me a message—There is a Produce Mom in ALL of Us!

xoxo Produce Mom

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