California Avocado

Increase Text Size Decrease Font Size Text Size
Print
Email E-mail
RSS RSS
Email Subscribe
Bookmark and Share

Did you know?

The greatest concentration of carotenoids, such as lutein, in avocados is found in the dark green layer closest to the peel?

QR Code
Scan this icon to learn how to cut an avocado

California Avocado

  • A new way to cut: Cut, Nick and Peel - Cut in quarters, nick and peel skin from avocado to get nutrient-rich, dark green fruit under peel.
  • One-fifth of a medium avocado or 3 thin slices has 50 calories and 2 grams fiber.
  • The majority of fat is monounsaturated, a healthy fat good for heart health.
  • An avocado contains 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients including vitamin K, folate, potassium and vitamin E.

Easy to Use

  • Test for ripeness: Gently squeeze in palm of hand. Ready to eat when avocado will yield to gentle pressure.
  • Mash for a spread for sandwiches, wraps or bagels.
  • Dice for salads, pasta, tacos, omelets and pizza.
  • Slice for burgers or BLT sandwiches.
  • Splash with balsamic vinegar or fresh lime juice; add black pepper and salt. Serve with whole-grain crackers.
  • Toss into fruit smoothies to add creaminess
Mushrooms
HealthyBites Newsletter

Healthier Hearts, Happier Lives

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a perfect time to attend a cholesterol screening and learn how you can prevent/treat high low-density lipoprotein (“LDL”) cholesterol. High blood cholesterol is a risk factor for both heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States.

store feedback Give Feedback
live chat software