Saturday, August 28, 2010

Avocados from Mexico

I have just received a basket of Avocados from Mexico.  I'll be testing avocado recipes and sharing them with you so check back throughout the week!  I can't wait to get started on a couple of recipes I think will be perfect for afternoon snacks and child friendly main dishes!
In the mean time here are some avocado tips you might find helpful.  They come directly from the folks that know at; "Avocados from Mexico."
 How to pick and store an Avocado:
  • "An avocado is ripe when its pebbly skin turns from green to black and it yields to gentle pressure near the stem end."
  • "Firm avocados will ripen in a couple of days at room temperature or you can speed up the process by sealing them in a paper bag."
  • "Ripe avocados can be kept ripe in the refrigerator for several days."
  • "To store a cut avocado or guacamole, cover with clear plastic wrap and press tightly against flesh; refrigerate."
Here is the beautiful basket of Avocados from Mexico!
Avocado Nutrition:

  • "Avocados from Mexico supply nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including postassium, vitamins B6, C, and E, folate and fiber"

  • "Mexican avocados have the "good" fats-mono-and poly-unsaturated fats that make avocados a good alternative to foods like dairy and mayonnaise that are rich in saturated fats"

  • "Avocados have only 50 calories per ounce-the amount typically added to a sandwich, salad or other dish"

  • "Avocados have just three grams of carbohydrates per serving, a good fit for some low-carb diets"

  • "Avocados have B-complex vitamins that support memory and brain function"
  • There are lots of recipes and more avocado informaion at the Avocados from Mexico web site:


  1. Linked from the Old Geezer's blog.

    I love avocados! Thanks for the confirmation of their value!

    Nice blog. I'm sure I'll be back for a visit. wb

  2. Great info. I never knew some of those facts about avocados.