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How Avocado Oil is Made

Avocado oil is a topic we’re asked about frequently.We’ll hear things like “how is avocado oil made?” or “how can I get some?” There are lots of recipes online for making avocado oil at home, so we’ll sometimes get “can I make avocado oil at home?” usually followed by “what’s the difference between the recipes I see online and the...

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3 DIY Avocado Beauty Tips & Tricks

I was going through some archived brochures and material in the California Avocado Commission office and discovered a booklet of avocado beauty tips and DIY spa-worthy recipes. Although the design was pretty dated, the content is still very relevant, especially as the winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin.Below are three DIY avocado beauty elixirs with printable cards. So, sip on a smoothie...

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The Avocado: Fruit or Vegetable?

Every so often, someone will write me or ask me at a California Avocado Festival: is it true that the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable?Yes, the Avocado is a fruit!Confirmed: the California Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit, not a vegetable, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family. And did you know? The avocado is actually a berry!* Avocados are considered a fruit because they fit...

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How to Make Guacamole in 5 Simple Steps

Summer is in full swing, and we know what an important part guacamole is to your celebrations (it certainly is a staple in mine!). After all, what’s a BBQ without a big bowl of fresh guacamole to dunk your veggies and tortilla chips in –  or smother on top of a burger patty? Create your own guest favorite at your next get-together with these 5 steps and simple, from-scratch...

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