Do you love Avocados?

Last Update: May 16, 2016

Who doesn't love avocados? One of my favorite foods of all time, you can add it to pretty much everything. But did you know Mexico is the #1 producer of Avocados in the world? What makes Avocados so unique? To start, obviously its taste, its consistency, color, and culinary versatility.

The U.S is the principal importer of Avocados from Mexico, almost 10 thousand tons every year followed by France, Japan, and Canada.

Other industries also benefit from the properties of this "gift from the gods" from a variety of oils, lotions, soaps, to creams and hair products. The avocado is a source of vitamins A, C, E, as well as vitamin B1, and minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc, that make it a powerful and delicious multivitamin.

Did you know that the world Aguacate (Spanish for Avocado)comes from the náhuatl ahuácatl, meaning testicle??

Keep eating avocados; they are good for you!

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BrooklynPhil Premium
I've got a great technique if you're ever stuck with rock hard avocados.
Put you oven on Low.
Wrap your hard avocados in Aluminum foil and put in the over for 10 minutes.
Take them out of the oven and put them in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes in the fridge your avocados will be soft and ready to eat.

I saw it, I had to try it... It works.
Sometimes at the market the hard avocados will cost less... No problem!

Phil
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JMario Premium
I never heard that before....thanks, I actually just bought hard avocados expecting to eat them in a few days...haha..no joke. I try your technique tomorrow for sure

thanks for sharing
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Another tip on choosing avocados,
Don't squeeze the middle of the fruit to check for ripeness, it bruises the meat.
Test for ripeness by squeezing the ends.
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JMario Premium
thanks again!!
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leoemery Premium
Love them avocados - as a matter of fact I just make some avocado egg salad yesterday - mmmmm good!!
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JMario Premium
yummy!
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VonnieOh Premium
I am eating avocados right now. It's what I have every morning as part of my breakfast :)
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JMario Premium
good for every meal of the day eh?
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dianegailit Premium
I love avocados and they are so good for you!! I make an awesome guacamole ;-)
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JSPSIGLUV Premium
One of my faves and in more ways than one!
Jude
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JMario Premium
oh yea!
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catlady13 Premium
I can make a meal of them, in fact I have!!!
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JMario Premium
for sure!
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joyweb Premium
I don't believe I have ever eaten one.
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JMario Premium
you are missing out!
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Chrissies Premium
Mmmm, now I know why I love avocados so much! Many thanks :)
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gardenguy Premium
That's funny.......
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Chrissies Premium
:)
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Bigbroian Premium
I'm going to have to tell my youngest sister that last bit. lol. Mario, I'm a chef and have used avocados for many things, but my 2 favorite ways of eating them are as guacamole and also using the softer ones like mayonnaise.
Thanks for the info.
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JMario Premium
Wow, that's great...I'm a food lover, and I have a lot of respect for chefs, cooks, line cooks and everyone involved in creating delicious dishes
Thank you chef!
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Bigbroian Premium
No problem.
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theresroth Premium
They taste so-so, but are indeed full of nutritional riches!
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JudeP Premium
Sorry, but I have to say I cannot bear the foul things!! :(
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