Avocado 101: Your FAQs Answered

Avocado 101: Your FAQs Answered

Avocados may be a popular fruit, and one you seem to see everywhere (there are even restaurants devoted to them!), but that doesn’t mean people know much about them. From where they come from, to when they’re in season, to how to choose them and how to use them, we’re here to answer all your avo questions! Here are a few we hear a lot:

Where do Avocados From Mexico come from?

Avocados From Mexico come from the state of Michoacán, where rich soil makes the ideal environment for avocado growing and other kinds of farming. Two different types of avocado trees are grafted together to produce our fruit, and within three to five years, a single tree can yield as many as 750 fruits in a year!

What time of year is best to buy Avocados From Mexico?

All year round! Avocados From Mexico are never out of season – seriously, the trees produce fruits year-round. That means you’ll always find Avocados From Mexico at the supermarket.

How do I shop for Avocados From Mexico?

If you’re looking to buy an avocado that’s ready today, you’ll want to choose a fruit with a darker, bumpy skin, one that yields to slight pressure from your fingers when you push on it gently. If you want to buy some that will be ready later in the week, look for a greener skin that doesn’t yield to your touch.

How do I ripen an Avocado From Mexico quickly?

We have lots of tricks for speed ripening! There’s the bag trick, which involves putting the avocado inside a paper bag with another fruit, such as a banana or apple. You can also submerge an avocado in some dry rice or place them on a sunny windowsill. Check them daily, but expect them to be ready in a couple of days.

How do I cut an avocado?

Cut in half by starting at the top of the avocado (where the stem was) and slicing all the way down and around to the other side. From there, you can scoop the avocado out of the peel with a spoon or slice lengthwise.

How do I use an avocado?

Practically everyone knows about guacamole and avocado toast, but there are hundreds of other ways to use avocados, and at every time of the day. From breakfast to dessert (yes, you read that correctly), avocados can always have a place at the table. Check out our recipe section for lots of ideas.

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