WHO SAID FRUIT CAN ONLY BE SWEET?
The avocado, the Fruit of Life, comes from a tree, the American Persea. However, it is very different from the other fruits, as its sugar and water content is quite low. On the other hand, we find higher levels of dietary fiber, carbohydrates and fatty acids, which make it a particularly special food.
WHERE DOES IT GROW?
The versatility of the avocado knows no borders and proof of this is that we can nowadays find it anywhere, 365 days a year.
Avocados grow best in tropical climate, avoiding the wind and frost that impede their healthy growth.
How to Choose Avocados?
Here we offer some foolproof tricks to enjoy the Fruit of Life
TAKE THE AVOCADO WITH BOTH HANDS AND PRESS IT SOFTLY
Is it a little soft?
It's the perfect time to eat it!
INSPECT THE TOP
If it comes off easily when you touch it,
that avocado is ripe and ready to eat!
THE COLOUR NEVER LIES!
The versatility of the avocado knows no bounds and proof of this is that nowadays, we can find it anywhere 365 days a year.
Preferably, the avocado finds the best place to grow is in tropical climates, avoiding the wind and frost that impede their healthy growth.
Light green: hard to the touch. It still needs time to ripen
Dark green: a little hard to the touch, but you can feel some soft parts. It's almost there, but it's still not at its best
Dark brown: soft to the touch, but not excessively. This avocado is ready to eat
HOW TO STORE THEM?
HOW TO FACILITATE RIPENING
Keep the avocado at room temperature, preferably in a brown paper bag and with other fruits, such as apples and bananas, so they accelerate the ripening process.
ONCE CUT OPEN
Drizzle lemon, lime juice or vinegar to prevent oxidation.
Store in an airtight container or wrap in cling film in the refrigerator.
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE FRUIT OF LIFE
Recipes and tips to help you get the most out of your avocados.