Avocado

Country of origin: Africa

Packed with rapid energy in every bite, this tropical fruit is great on the go snack on its own or even when used in cooking. Add bananas to your guacamole to give it a mild sweet flavour.

Texture
The exterior of an Avocado is firm and wrinkly, while the inside is dense and silky-smooth
Flavour
It has a rich, buttery and creamy flavour. If it is fully ripe, avocado has a bitter aftertaste.
Selection
When buying avocados, look for an even and unblemished texture, uniformly hard or soft over its entire surface. Pick the ones that feel heavy for their size. Avoid any with bruises or soft spots, and those with a hollow between the flesh and skin.
Storage
Ripe avocados must be stored in the vegetable drawer in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Store unripened avocados at room temperature.

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