How to Pick

Selecting Fresh Fruit

  • When selecting an Avocado, make sure you look for the Australian Avocados brand. It's your assurance of quality fruit, grown under optimal conditions.
  • The best way to tell if a Hass Avocado is ready for immediate use is by the colour of the skin. The change from green, to rich purple, to a black shade, means it is ready to eat.
Photo of the entire avocado family
  • For green skin varieties such as Shepard, Reed, Sharwil and Wurtz, use gentle pressure on the stem to see if it yields. If it does, it's ready to eat!
  • If you plan to serve the Avocado in a few days, stock up on hard, un-ripened fruit.
  • Avoid fruit with dark blemishes on the skin.

Quick Bites

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|Filipinos puree Avocados with sugar and milk for a dessert drink. |Brazilians add Avocados to ice cream.|Other names for Avocado include agovago pears, abogado, avocatier, avocaat, avocato, avagato, albeccata and alligator pear.|Avocados were once a luxury food reserved for the tables of royalty, however these days they are enjoyed by people from all walks of life.|Latin Americans wrap Avocados up and give them as wedding gifts.|Science can neither deny nor confirm the Avocado's reputation as an aphrodisiac.|Avocados contain more than 25 essential vitamins and minerals.|Avocados have only five grams of fat per serving, most of it being monounsaturated (good) fat.|Avocados are sodium free and cholesterol free.|Avocados are a healthy food with 60% more potassium than bananas.|Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable.|The Guinness Book of Records lists Avocados as the most nutritious fruit in the world!
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