Avocados (Hass)

Nutritional Information
Excellent source of fiber. Good source of the above nutrients.

What To Look For
Should yield when pressed gently. Color should be uniform and without blemishes or bruises.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Store at room temperature. Will ripen at room temperature. Cut lengthwise around the large stone in the center; gently twist the 2 sides apart. Rub the cut surfaces with lemon to prevent discoloration. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh.

Best Uses
Do not cook. Serve in a salad with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Great mashed with salsa for a quick homemade guacamole.

Recipes
Grilled Tuna with Corn and Avocado Relish
Avocado, Kumquat and Grapefruit Salad
Guacamole




Summer Fruits and Vegetables
Other Vegetables


Arugula
Avocados
Beans, Green
Beans
Beets
Collards
Corn
Cucumber

Eggplant
Garlic
Kohlrabi
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Peas, Sugar, Snap
Peppers

Potatoes
Shallots
Squash, Summer
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Zucchini
see also:  Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
Spring Vegetable Guide | Spring Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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