Avocados: How to Select, Store & Serve - The Produce Moms

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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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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