Avocados are a delicious, nutritious and very popular right now! Learn some quick tips and tricks to help you make the most of your avocado. Watch our quick video and then get cooking with your new skills!
There is no doubt that avocados are delicious and nutritious but did you know that they also have to be prepped or stored correctly to reduce our risk of illness? Here are some food safety tips when eating an avocado!
- Before cutting into an avocado make sure to thoroughly wash the outside to avoid foodborne illnesses.
- Use a separate cutting board for produce and raw meats, poultry, or seafood to prevent cross-contamination.
- Promptly consuming fresh avocado after cutting and discarding the avocado skin may further reduce the risk of illness.
- Limit the amount of surface area exposed to air when storing avocados. Place them in airtight containers and/or seal tightly in clear plastic wrap.
Adding avocados to your meal can provide additional nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and heart-healthy fats!
Check out the Path to the Plate website for more info on avocados and adding them to your diet.
Have you ever wondered how to keep avocados from browning? Here are a few steps and techniques you can use to keep your avocado looking fresh!
Did you know that an avocado is a fruit? They also are a source of dietary fiber, potassium, and folate. The serving size for avocados is pretty small, roughly 1 ounce or a quarter of an avocado. While these green fruits pack a punch with 50 calories per serving, they are a good addition to chili or a salad. Check out the nutrition highlights of an avocado below!
Look through our recipe collections on a few healthy recipes that highlight avocados. Check out our Bean and Avocado Wrap Video for some inspiration!
Avocados are a great addition to any meal. They provide a nice texture, color, and flavor to any salad, dip, or sandwich. However, slicing into an avocado can seem a little difficult.
Check this video out for a quick, easy, and proper way to slice one up for your meal tonight!
Remember to always wash your produce before preparing to help prevent foodborne illness.