Packed with essential nutrients, the avocado is loaded with fiber, potassium, vitamin E, and folic acid. These buttery pear-shaped fruit are nutty in flavor, making them the perfect companion to just about any meal.

Add them to soups, salads, tacos, or even eat them plain for a healthy and delicious snack! Typically in season during the hot summer days, the common varieties you’ll find at your local farmers’ market are Hass, Fuerte, and the Sir Prize.

The Lowdown

  • Season
  • Color
    Dark green skin with light green flesh
  • Select
    Avoid fruit with dark blemishes on the skin or over-soft fruit. Gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. Ripe, ready-to-eat fruit will be firm yet will yield to gentle pressure.
  • Store
    Ripen avocados on the counter and eat as soon as they are ripe.

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