There are more than 80 varieties of avocados. The most common is the year-round Hass avocado, which grows in California
The avocado is also known as an alligator pear, because of the shape, green skin, and rough texture of the Hass variety. (The Florida avocado has a shiny, smooth surface.)
The two main U.S. producers of the fruit are California and Florida.
Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat.
Avocado in Salads
Consider adding avocados to your salads. Mash one up with some lemon juice and you have a delicious and healthy dressing.
The Super Bowl and Guacamole
What would guacamole be without avocados? On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans eat about 8 million pounds of guacamole.
To Avoid Browning in Avocados
To help prevent an already sliced avocado from browning, sprinkle lemon juice or lime juice over the cut avocado and refrigerate in a plastic bag. I also heard if you put the pit back in, that helps too. It’s worth a try.
*Can’t Forget My Favorite Things To Do With Avocados!*
Using avocados in desserts are wonderful. You can bake with them, make vegan mousse and pudding too. Check out some of our yummy recipes made with avocados.
Here’s one that is so delicious.
**Vegan Avocado Chocolate Protein Pudding**
Enjoy your avocados!!