Avocado

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Storage

  • In the shop: min. 5°C – max. 7°C
  • Ethylene sensitivity: high
  • Ethylene productivity: high
  • At home: keep in a cool, dark place

Quality and ripeness

  • Dark green/brown studded skin.
  • Pear or egg-shaped or spherical.
  • The skin of a ripe avocado will be a bit flexible when rubbing it.
  • When you lightly press a ripe avocado with your fingers, it will give way to your pressure.

Special Fruit ripens avocados in special ripening cells. We have advanced rooms with 'forced air' technology that allow us to speed up or slow down the ripening process, almost at will. An avocado with the RTE label of BestChoice is guaranteed to be ripe for consumption.

Use

Avocado is easy to cut: cut the ripe fruit in half and scoop out the flesh after removing the pit. The skin itself is not edible. Sprinkle some lemon juice onto the flesh to prevent it from turning brown.

The avocado does not have a distinctly sweet taste but does add a subtle touch to a dish with its creamy texture. It is very popular in both sweet and savoury dishes. Especially in the vegetarian kitchen, the avocado plays a prominent role as a substitute for meat due to its high fat concentration. In addition, the avocado is often combined with lime, tomato, shrimp, chicken and a broad range of salads. You can also add avocado to a regular smoothie for a creamier texture and a prolonged sense of saturation. Then there is of course the famous guacamole, where the avocado is the king of the dish.

Did you know that:

  • the avocado contains a large concentration of nutrients such as potassium, vitamin B, folic acid and omega-3 fatty acids?
  • an avocado contains more (healthy!)  fats than any other product?
  • the flesh of avocados can be used as a remedy for rough skin or dry hair? 

Availability calendar Hass

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Colombia
Chile
Spain
Morocco
Israel
Peru
South Africa
Kenya
Brazil

Key

Out of season:
not available
Month in season:
available
Promo season:
special offer available

Transport methods

Air Sea Land
Chile
Colombia
Spain
Israel
Kenya
Morocco
Mexico
Peru
South Africa

Key

Transport method
not used
Transport method
used

Packaging

personalised packaging available by request

Box liner 4 kg

Box liner 4 kg

  • 10 - 24
Flowpack 2 pcs

Flowpack 2 pcs

  • 6 x 2 pcs
  • 8 x 2 pcs
Flowpack 4 pcs

Flowpack 4 pcs

  • 8 x 4 pcs
Nets

Nets

  • 5 x 750g
  • 6 x 500g
  • 12 x 700g

Recipe: avocado chocolate mousse

Ingredients

  • 2  ripe avocado's
  • 1/2  cup cacao powder unsweetened
  • 1/2  cup  cocosblossom sugar or agave sirop or (brown)sugar
  • 1/2  cup  unsweetened almond or soy milk or water 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar 

Preparation method

  1. cut the avocado's in half and scoop uit the flesh. Put in a blender or kitchen robot. 
  2. add all other ingredients and mix till smooth. 
  3. spoon or pipe in glasses and chill in the fridge till ready to eat.  

source: keukenrevolutie

Recipe: Avocado rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocado's
  • 1 small can tuna in brine
  • 1 red onion, cut finely
  • 2 table spoons lemon juice
  • salt, pepper, garlic
  • 4 lettuce leafs

Preparation method

Cut the avocado’s in 2 halves en remove the pit. Remove the flesh from the peel and mash. Bring to taste with the onion, lemon juice, salt & pepper and garlic.

Mix the tuna with the avocado puree. Spoon the mixture on one half of the lett uce leaf, roll up and close with a dental stick.

Recipe: guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 ready to eat avocado BestChoice
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 finely chopped green chilipepper
  • 1 peeled tomato in small pieces
  • 1 chopped garlic glove
  • ½ table spoon olive oil
  • pepper, salt

Preparation method

Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and spoon out the flesh. Mix with all other ingredients and mash to a paste. Add pepper and salt to taste. Fresh coriander is a nice addition. 

Serve with tortilla chips. 
Guacamole is best not made too long on forehand since the avocado will discolour.

Recipe: nashi pear

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, ¼ cup juice and shredded rind
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and white pepper
  • 2 nashi pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, cut into wedges
  • 1 smoked trout, deboned and skin removed
  • 40g snow pea tendrils
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped

Preparation method

Whisk orange juice, oil, salt and pepper in a jug until well combined. Add orange rind. Set aside.

Layer pear, avocado, trout, snow pea tendrils and walnuts on serving plates. Drizzle dressing over salads and serve.   

 

recipe by mindfood.com

Recipe: sweet potatoes with avocado and lime

Ingredients

4 sweet potatoes

Olive oil

2 avocado’s

1-2 limes

Hand full op pumpkin seeds

150g Spanish manchego cheese

Preparation method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper on the whole sweet potatoes, fold them into aluminium paper and bake in 1-1.25 hour till soft
  2. When the potatoes are almost done, prepare the filling: chop de avocado’s fine and mix with the juice of half a lime. Roast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan.
  3. Open the foil, cut the potatoes lengthwise open and divide the avocado over the potatoes. Crumble the cheese over the mixture and top with pumpkin seeds.
  4. Serve with lime parts.

 

(recipe Jamie Oliver) 

Recipe: toast avocado - strawberry

Ingredients

  • 1 ready to eat avocado
  • 100g (Calinda) strawberries
  • 2 slices toasted bread

Preparation method

Slice the avocado and strawberries. Put on toast, sprinkle with fresh pepper.