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? 

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Transport methods

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

Key

Transport method
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Transport method
used

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: 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: 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.