• Organic Hass Avocados

Organic Hass Avocados

Hass Avocados continue to be a popular item. Avocados are healthy, flavorful and great for way more stuff than just traditional Mexican cuisine (which I love too)! Their creamy texture and rich taste great are excellent on salads, sandwiches, in dressings and smoothies and as topping for savory dishes. Plus, Avocados have monounsaturated fat that actually helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raises HDL (good) cholesterol; they’re loaded with fiber, and have folate and potassium.

Beginner Tip: Cutting a ripe Hass Avocado is easy since the flesh is creamy. If the fruit is hard and still unripe, cutting will be difficult and dangerous since the flesh will not release from the seed or the skin.

How To Ripen Hass Avocados

  • Hass Avocados are ripe and ready to cut when they begin to give to gentle thumb pressure.
  • If the Hass Avocados you purchase are hard, then store them at room temperature until they ripen.
  • Is skin color an indicator of ripeness? Sometimes the skin color moves from dark green to dark brown, but softness is the best indicator of ripeness, since Hass Avocados tend to have darker colored skin at this point in the season even when not fully ripe.
  • Tip: Once an uncut Hass Avocado reaches its ripe stage and you’re not ready to eat it, put it in the fridge to keep it at that ripeness stage for another day or two.

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