Avocadoes - Hass

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Selection: Avocados only ripen once they are harvested and this can take from a couple of days to a few weeks if allowed to occur naturally. To tell if the fruit is ripe, cradle the avocado in the palm of your hand and gently press around the stem end, and if it yields slightly the avocado is ready for eating. Colour is not necessarily an indicator of ripeness as the only variety that changes colour when ripe is the Hass avocado, changing from green to a purplish black. All other varieties are green when ripe.

Preparation: The simplest way to prepare an avocado for use is to cut it lengthwise around the seed and twist both halves gently to separate. Insert a sharp knife into the seed and give it a gentle tap then twist and lift out. To peel, strip skin from fruit, beginning at the stem end..

So Good for You: thought of by some as the most nutritious food known to man, it is a fantastic source of vitamins B6, E and folic acid and are a useful source of vitamin C and potassium. Avocados also contain some B2, B3 and the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid.

And Tastes so Good: Mashed avocado flesh makes beautiful dips and topping for baked potatoes. Slice onto toast either on it's own or enhance with tomato, cheese or bacon. Wonderful with seafood, it also pairs well with other meats and as a creamy, healthy accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Incorporate into salads or a classic prawn cocktail.

Storage: Fruit will only ripen at room temperature.


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17 Reviews

  • 5

    Ripened in 3 days to perfection. Flavour ++

    Posted by Kay on 26th Mar 2019

    I am freezing avos for the winter. Is there a bulk buy cheaper option available? Thank you. Kx

  • 5


    Posted by Sharon on 7th Jul 2018

    These arrived green but soon ripened- they were the best we had for along time . Usually we buy them off them off the side of the road and they are brown inside.. These ones were beautifully green and had a nice flavour. It was worth the $3 price tag.

  • 5

    Perfect Avocados

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Nov 2017

    The avocados and all other fruit and vegetables selected and delivered by My Greengrocer were of good quality. First time user of this service. Prompt delivery. Thank you.

  • 5


    Posted by terri on 29th Oct 2017

    Big perfectly ripe delicious avo

  • 2

    Over ripe

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Aug 2017

    This is the first time I have purchased ripe avo's from My Greengrocer. All the unripe Avo's have been great but unfortunately my ripe one was completely brown on the inside and was inedible. I cut into on the day it arrived and threw it straight in the bin. What a shame.

  • 3


    Posted by Maria Page on 19th Jan 2017

    I've had the avocados a few times now, always ordering 2. Although they look gorgeous, every time I opening its stringy and speckled. The one from yesterday had a big bruise in the inside

  • 5


    Posted by Tash on 7th Sep 2016

    Large, firm & creamy. Excellent quality!

  • 5

    Best Avo

    Posted by Carolyn on 29th Apr 2016

    didn't mind paying the price, just perfect and creamy, will buy more

  • 5

    As I requested

    Posted by Robyn on 7th Nov 2015

    Asked for avocados ripe enough for a salad the following day. Got exactly what I asked for! Not too soft, not too hard. Feeling like I'd chosen them myself.

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