Sir Prize Avocados Arrive at Farmers’ Markets
Sir Prize avocados are arriving at your farmers’ market this month. This new variety, due to its Mexican genes, is more suitable than the more well-known Hass avocado in colder growing areas such as Northern California. Season of maturity averages 6-8 weeks earlier than the Hass and the fruit size is larger with a thinner skin, and smaller seed. The flavor is more “green” and fruity than the Hass, less buttery, but very delicious.
The Sir Prize avocado also has one important characteristic for cooks - it doesn’t turn brown after cutting it open! No more brown guacamole!
The avocado in general is one of the “good fats.” The monounsaturated fat is thought to be good for heart health. Though relatively high in calories, the avocado is worth it because of the nutritional value. It’s high in fiber, vitamins K, C, B6, potassium, and folate.