Foodservice Press Release
Fresh California Avocados Satisfy Vegetarians and Vegans
- Ann Segerstrom
- (415) 922-6033
Jan 1 2012
Irvine, CA (January 2012) — Natural and wholesome, savvy foodservice operators turn to Fresh California Avocados for vegetarian and vegan menu solutions. As part of a healthy lifestyle, Fresh California Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients making them a good produce choice for meat- and dairy-free diets. Phytonutrients are thought to help prevent many chronic diseases. They also act as a "nutrient booster,” enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods eaten with them. As an ingredient, Fresh California Avocados deliver a nutty flavor, smooth texture, color, appetite appeal and satiety. Not bad for a mere 50 calories per one ounce serving. For vegan/vegetarian menu versatility, the Fresh California Avocado is hard to match. Coconut-California Avocado Ceviche from 118 Degrees in Newport Beach, CA is just one tasty example; Table Nectar Catering’s luscious Raw Chocolate Avocado Mousse is another.
Use CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice as a resource for Fresh California Avocado menu ideas. Browse the recipe database, nutrition, selection, storage and handling information to optimize Fresh California Avocado promotion opportunities during peak season. To request a California Avocado Commission recipe collection, use the POS order form or call 800-370-3782.
About the California Avocado Commission
Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to increase demand for California Avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities that benefit the state’s nearly 5,000 avocado growers. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California Avocados and the California Avocado industry. For information about Fresh California Avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice, become a fan at Facebook.com/CaliforniaAvocados and follow the California Avocado Commission on Twitter at Twitter.com/CA_Avocados.