Most avocados are pear-shaped fruits that grow on subtropical trees. There are about 400 varieties of avocado, but they all have these characteristics in common. The skin is relatively hard, green to black and slightly ribbed. The soft and creamy flesh is light green or yellow in color. Each avocado variety has its own flavour, ranging from salty to nutty, to sweet, with shades in between. The most familiar ones are: Hass, Fuerte and Pinkerton. Avocados are best known as the main ingredient of guacamolemix. Hass avocados have a distinctive nutty flavour and are used for our Ready-To-Eat, Eat Me, concept.
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Eat Me Avocados are available from Chile, Mexico, Peru, Israel, South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Kenya and Greece.
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The hass avocado has a dark-brown to almost black, bumpy skin. This avocado is oval shaped and medium sized. However the pale green flesh has a creamy texture and has the most rich and nutty flavour of all. This avocado type is also used for our Ready-To-Eat, Eat Me, concept.View Avocado Hass
The Fuerte avocado has a smooth green skin. This medium to large sized avocado, is pear- shaped. The pale green flesh is creamy and has a mild flavour. The leathery skin of the Fuerte avocado is easy to peel.View Avocado Fuerte
The Pinkerton avocado has a dark green and slightly bumpy skin. This avocado is long and pear-shaped. The pale green flesh is creamy and rich in flavour. The skin of the Pinkerton avocado is excellent to peel.View Avocado Pinkerton
Cut the Eat Me avocado in halve and remove the stone. Scoop out the avocado flesh. From here, the avocado can be prepared in many ways.Consumption
Avocados are best known as the main ingredient of guacamole mix. Guacamole mix is a mix based on avocado’s and includes; tomato, garlic, chili pepper, onion and lime juice. The mix is commonly eaten with tortilla chips. The fruit also tastes delicious by itself, in a salad, on a sandwich, with a little bit salt or in many different dishes.When to eat
An avocado is ripe when it feels soft. Ripe Eat Me avocados should be consumed within a few days and kept refrigerated.
Did you know?
- Avocados have been found in tombs with Incan mummies dating from 750 B.C.
- Avocados were used as butter by European sailors traveling to the New World.
- Super Bowl Sunday is the avocado’s big day. About 50 million pounds of avocados are consumed in the United States on that day.
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