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Preventing a Cut Avocado from Browning

Today we’re sharing a few tips to help keep your avocados fresher longer.First, let’s talk about why you often find your avocados browning soon after cutting them. Avocados brown once the cut surface is exposed to air due to a reaction with oxygen, also called "oxidation." There are several things we can do to mitigate this natural process.Preventing Oxidation in AvocadosThe...

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How to Ripen an Avocado Faster

Have you ever had cravings for freshly made guacamole and had to wait a whole week to enjoy? Perhaps you’ve also heard of the internet hack of microwaving the avocado to ripen it faster? We’ll be sharing tips on how to naturally accelerate your California Avocados’ ripeness and dispel some myths along the way. You’ll learn that the tried and true way to ripen an...

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Avocado Serving Size Update

 The News is Out!Avocados Deliver a Good Source of Fiber & Folate with an Official New Serving Size!Yes it’s true – Avocados recently got a much needed serving size makeover. Drum roll please…As of July 26, 2016, the avocado serving size is officially 1/3 of a medium avocado, or 50 grams of avocado, which is great news for avocado lovers because one serving of this...

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Is It Safe to Eat the Avocado Seed?

We have received a lot of questions from consumers and dietitians lately asking us what we think about consuming the avocado seed/pit. So is it safe to eat the avocado seed? We don’t recommend it.Eating the Avocado Seed While this is presently a very popular topic and there is a body of evidence looking at extracts of the avocado seed, the fact is there is not enough research to...

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