Choose avocados with firm skin and no soft spots. The easiest way to tell if an avocado is ready for immediate use is to gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. Ripe, ready-to-eat fruit will yield to gentle pressure.
Nutrient Content Claims
Low in saturated fat, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Sugar free
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association recommend eating more nutrient-dense foods, and limiting the amount of saturated fat, trans fat, added sugars and sodium consumed. Avocados are a naturally sugar-free and sodium-free fruit and are a source of “good” fats (over 75 percent of the fat in avocado is unsaturated).
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Avocados are sodium free.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Avocados are sodium free.
- Avocados, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Store unripe avocados at room temperature. To ripen a firm avocado, place fruit in a paper bag with an apple, banana or kiwifruit for 2-5 days at room temperature. The Hass variety will generally turn dark green to purplish-black as it ripens. Use or refrigerate when ripe.
Check out our avocado recipes
Ethnic Foods Presence
South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Cuban, Puerto Rican / Latino / Mexican / South America / Mediterranean
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