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How to Ripen an Avocado - The Definitive Guide

One of the most common questions I am asked is how do you ripen avocados? The easiest way to ripen an avocado is to place it on your counter or in your fruit bowl for a few days until it gives slightly to gentle squeezing in the palm of your hand. See below for more detailed information on ripening avocados.We hear it all the time on social media, at avocado festivals and from our families and...

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California Avocado Cut-Outs and Garnish Ideas

Halves, slices and dices are just the beginning when it comes to cutting avocados. When I want to get fancy, have some fun with food or just need a little green garnish, cutting avocados into different shapes for an avocado garnish is just the ticket.Avocado Garnish IdeasHere are some tips to cut California Avocados into decorative garnish shapes:Choose small cookie cuttersSmall cookie cutters are...

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How many calories are in an avocado?

Answer: One serving (2 tablespoons, 1 oz., or 1/5 of a medium avocado) has 50 calories. This is one of the most common questions we receive from avocado lovers interested in avocado nutrition facts. Most people are surprised when they learn about avocado calories.Avocado CaloriesTo put this in perspective, other foods commonly used as spreads and sandwich add-ons contain about twice as...

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California Avocados Bring “Good” Fats to Your Table

The assumption is that if you eat fat, of any type, it will make you fat. In my opinion, fats should have never been called fats in the first place -- they should have been called lipids, a name that’s a little easier to swallow. Our major nutrients, then, should have been referred to as carbohydrates, protein and lipids.But since the name of this nutrient is not changing anytime soon, it...

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