Avocados are proof that delicious things sometimes come in humble packages.
With its thick, pebbly, green skin, this tree fruit has rightly earned the nickname “alligator pear.”
Slice one open, especially during summer when avocados taste best and are abundant, and you’re rewarded with a soft, buttery green flesh.
This mildly nutty, creamy fruit, indigenous to Mexico, is made for no-frills summer cuisine. Sliced up they add substance to salads and sandwiches, and diced in a relish they compliment grilled meats. “The texture and taste of an avocado is like nothing else,” says Lynn Logg, corporate chef at ShopRite. “With its fairly neutral flavor, this time of year it’s just really refreshing in a salad.”
With promotions in place at 19 restaurant chains so far this year, the California Avocado Commission continues to make foodservice marketing inroads.
Restaurants and institutional foodservice operators participating include Baja Fresh, Chipotle, Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Ruby’s Diner, Sodexo Corporate Services, Subway, Which Wich and zpizza.
About 30% of California’s annual crop goes to foodservice, according to a news release.
California Denny’s offer Fresh California Avocados on two menu items, huevos rancheros and Malibu fish tacos, to be featured in a July 23 PennySaver mailed to more than 4.5 million homes in Los Angeles and San Diego. The locations switched from frozen avocados for their “Tour of America” menu… Read entire article here
Eating avocados and dressing salads with olive oil could help women trying to have a baby through IVF, researchers claim.
Foods typically eaten as part of the Mediterranean diet may triple the chances of success for women having the fertility treatment.
A study found monounsaturated fat – found in olive oil, sunflower oil, nuts and seeds – was better than any other kind of dietary fat for would-be mothers. Those who ate the highest amounts were 3.4 times more likely to have a child after IVF than those who ate the lowest amounts… Read the whole article
California Avocado Week is running now through July 7th. During avocado week, you will be treated to daily cooking demonstrations, a daily guacamole making contest with prizes, samples and giveaways. Events start at 5:00 PM near ESPN Zone. Most of the Downtown Disney restaurants will also be featuring special avocado-themed dishes. is To read the full the press release CLICK HERE
There’s a growing market for mobile apps designed to help couples stay closer. The phenomenon first came to my attention with the launch of Pair at Y Combinator’s most recent demo day. But since then, I’ve seen a whole bunch of new apps popping up, all seeking to offer up a tight little social network for two. The latest such app to launch is Avocado, which was created by a couple of former Googlers looking for a way to get closer and better organize their life together.
Avocado, available on the iPhone and Android mobile devices for $1.99, was created by ex-Google employees Chris Wetherell and Jenna Bilotta, who first met while working on Google Reader during their 20 percent time at the search giant. Key to the app is the user experience, which is designed to mimic the way that couples actually interact with each other…
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Europe is not the only concern for growers. The evolution of this market also worries avocado growers. For this campaign, the situation in the Old World (particularly in Spain) creates uncertainty in the activity and induces the traditional exporter to look with great interest other markets, like the domestic one. This was stated to LA GACETA Julio Figueroa, President of the Association of Avocado Producers of Tucumán (Apropal).
According to the leader, the autumn rains delayed the harvest, but the domestic market is saturated with excessive volumes of fruit. “Furthermore, it must compete with Chilean exports to the United States and Europe,” he said. As a result of this situation, Apropal evaluates a fall in selling prices in Buenos Aires and in the central area.
According to a report done by experts of the Experimental Agroindustrial Station Obispo Colombres (EEAOC), Argentina produces about 12,000 tons of avocado. Tucumán is one of the leading avocado domestic suppliers for the Central Market of Buenos Aires, followed by Chile. Avocado production begins in March and finishes in November and December, “Hass” being the most widespread variety. According to the president of Apropal, the avocado situation in this campaign presents itself with heterogeneous nuances from previous years…
China has opened its market to Chilean meat, avocados and blueberries following the visit of Agriculture minister Luis Mayol who anticipated further discussions for the sale of live cattle and dairy produce.
“We have concentrated mainly in the access of meat, (beef and lamb) as well as berries and avocados” said Mayol after a five day visit to China which he described as “very satisfactory” in his field of action.
“I leave China very satisfied since activities have been intense but very productive”, said Mayol following several interviews with his peer Han Chanfu and the AQSIQ, deputy minister for imports certification, Wei Chuanzhong.