Avocados require warm weather to grow. They are therefore mainly grown in tropical regions. Because they are picked when they are still unripe they have a longer shelf life so they can be shipped around the globe. Natural avocados can be found online all year.
Where to Buy
Avocados should be purchased while they are still green. Let them ripen in your home. This will ensure that avocados are not bruised by over-handling. Avocados love to be squeezed to check their ripeness.
How to Prepare
Wash your avocados in warm water to get rid of any dirt or chemicals that may have settled on their skin. Next, use a knife to cut the avocado in half. The pit can be thrown away. Use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of the skin.
How to add to your diet
Avocados can be easily added to any meal. Avocados contain essential oils which can help you absorb fat-soluble vitamins from other food.
Add to your Salads
There are many ways to add avocados to salads. You can cut or cube the avocado, then toss it with the other vegetables. You can also add it to salad dressings.
Mix the avocado with your favorite healthy oil, lemon juice, unrefined salt, and your favorite chopped herbs to make a dressing. This dressing is great for green and garden salads.