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
Q1: How do I select the perfect Avocado?
Q2: How do I cut & peel an Avocado?
Q3: How can I use my Avocados?
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