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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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Crop update: Early California Avocado Availability

Good news! California Avocados are NOW IN SEASON. Here is a list of retailers that may have California Avocados right now. Keep in mind, because shipments vary, availability could change (listed alphabetically):Albertson’s – California, Phoenix (locate)Bashas' – California, Phoenix (locate)BJ's - Northeast, look for "Gator Eggs" (locate)Bristol Farm&rsquo...

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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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