Eat More Avocados!



April begins the season for nutty, buttery California avocados, when they're at their peak of flavor and lowest price. And the Florida avocados are right behind them, beginning in the summer. Enjoy! HELPFUL HINTS

A ripe avocado is just slightly pliant when gently pressed.

Avocados ripen at room temperature-faster if you put them in a closed paper bag to capture the ethylene gas (which promotes ripening) given off by the fruit.

To prevent browning of a cut avocado, spread the surface with lemon juice, lime juice, or vinegar.

Metabolic Effects of Avocado/Soy Unsaponifiables on Articular Chondrocytes


Avocado/soy unsaponifiable (ASU) components are reported to have a chondroprotective effect by virtue of anti-inflammatory and proanabolic effects on articular chondrocytes. The identity of the a...

Selective Induction of Apoptosis of Human Oral Cancer Cell Lines by Avocado Extracts Via a ROS-Mediated Mechanism


Avocados have a high content of phytochemicals with potential chemopreventive activity. Previously we reported that phytochemicals extracted from avocado meat into a chloroform partition (D003) s...

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