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An ode to avocados

In celebration of National Avocado Day, here are some wonderful and weird facts about this delicious fruit that you may be surprised to hear about.

  • Avocados are commonly mistaken for a vegetable, but they’re a type of fruit!
  • You can freeze avocados by first mashing them and brushing with lemon or lime juice to prevent browning.
  • Avocadoes originated from Mexico and Central America. Nowadays, they are commercially grown around the world, including in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Spain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and South Africa.
  • There’s a New Zealand beer made from Avocado. 
  • During lockdown, there was an increase in avocado purchases by under 35s.
  • To accelerate the ripening process, put your avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana. 
  • Avocados are perfect for a baby’s first food, with their creamy texture and nutritional content. 
  • It’s best to avoid brown avocado flesh as this means the avocado is rotting. 
  • Avocado makes the best creamy salad dressing
  • Avocados are not just for consumption; you can use avocado in hair and face masks to benefit from its moisturising properties!

What do you love the most about avocados?

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