A nutritious fruit thought to have originated in southern Mexico, but since grown in tropical and semi-tropical regions of the world.
Avocados are pear shaped fruits with dark green to purple-ish black colored skin. The flesh which becomes buttery soft when ripe, is light green near the skin becoming yellowish toward its single, ovoid seed in the center.
Often used to make guacamole, avocados are great eaten raw on their own or in salads and salsas. They're also a wonderful ingredient in soups, or as a topping for burgers or sandwiches.
The skin is bumpy, green, and dark brown. Avocados are about the size of a pear. The flesh is green and yellow. It contains a pit that needs to be removed before eating. The texture of the flesh is soft and creamy.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Popular in salsas and Latin dishes. Cut avocado in half and twist to separate. Use a spoon to scoop out pit. Peel the skin off from the flesh.
Conserving and Storing
Store unripe avocados in a dark place or brown bag. Use ripe avocados right away.