Avocado– the new super food

It seems like Avocado’s are one of the latest food trends these days.  Since the spring of 2010, there base been an almost 15% increase in avocado mentions on restaurant menus.  This fruit (yes, I said fruit) is starting to gain popularity in the food world. 

Avocados can be used in a wide variety of ways: on a sandwich as a replacement for mayo, sliced on a burger,  sliced in a salad, and my personal favorite– in sushi.

Avocados are fairly inexpensive and do not take a lot of preparation work.  When picking out an avocado at the grocery store, choose one with firm skin and no soft spots.  You want it to be firm, but still yields to gentle pressure (aka, not to hard and not too soft). If you have bought one that is still a little hard, store it in a paper bag at room temperature, then it can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How Do I… Cut an Avocado?

Many people are intimidated by preparing an avocado.  Trust me… it’s super easy!  Check out the link above.  And enjoy your avocados…. they are a great addition to almost ANY meal!

What’s your favorite avocado recipe?

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Posted on August 30, 2012, in Faculty & Staff, Intellectual, Nutrition/Culinary Corner, Physical, Recipes, Resources, UND Work Well and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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