These are picked green & will ripen slowly over several days, can be stored green in fridge for around 2 weeks & of course frozen either whole(stone in), halves & put in sealed bags or even scooped out & in sealed bags or in ice cube trays for all sorts of recipe uses. Will travel fine if packed green with your other wholefood items from MORE2U.
To ripen faster put out 1 or 2 avocados per day(or however many you use per day) on top of your fridge or in the fruit bowl with other fruits like bananas. That way you will have a constant supply of perfectly ripe avocados ready to go when you need them. Avocados are best eaten when you can flick the stem out with your thumb.
Enjoy making raw salsas, guacamole, dips, cheesecakes & other raw desserts like chocolate mousse, as a spread on some raw crackers...endless uses for both sweet & savoury options. Check out the Dr Libby Recipe Books for lots of recipes using raw organic avocados today!
The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health.
Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious
What we refer to as “avocado” is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea americana. This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to all sorts of dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. It is the main ingredient in guacamole.
These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health conscious individuals. It is often referred to as a superfood… which is not surprising given its health properties. There are many kinds of avocados, and the shape (from pear-shaped to round) and color (from green to black) can vary between them. They can also weigh anywhere from 8 ounces (220 grams) to 3 pounds (1.4 kg). The most popular type is called Hass avocado.
It is often called “alligator pear,” which is very descriptive because it tends to be shaped like a pear and have green, bumpy skin… like an alligator. The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is eaten, but the skin and seed are discarded(you can apparently eat the seeds too if you have a powerful blender like the Optmum 9400 to blitz them up). Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
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Not only are avocados healthy, they’re also incredibly delicious and go with all sorts of foods. You can add them to salads and various sorts of recipes, or you can simply scoop them out with a spoon and eat them plain. They have a creamy, rich, fatty texture and blend well with various other ingredients.
A notable mention is guacamole, which is arguably the most famous use of avocados. It includes avocado along with ingredients like salt, garlic, lime and a few others depending on the recipe. An avocado often takes some time to ripen and it should feel slightly soft when ripe. The nutrients in avocado can oxidize soon after fleshing it, but if you add lemon juice then that shouldn’t happen as quickly.
At the end of the day, avocados are an awesome food. They’re loaded with nutrients, many of which are lacking in the modern diet & taste incredible.
What more could you ask for in a food?