S.R.F | Zutano Avocado | Med./Large each
Priced per fruit
The Zutano avocado is a rare tasty delight! It has a pear shape and thin, glossy green-yellowish skin and unlike the Hass avocado, the Zutano stays green when ripe. It has low oil content but packs a pungent avocado taste (with the addition of a lighter, almost lemony top note) and a lighter, silkier texture than the creamy Hass.
This is not an avocado you'll find in the grocery store. Hass type avocados change color as they ripen, so are easier to market than green types regardless of flavor or quality. Also, the Zutano is used as a pollinator for the Hass and other more popular avocados and not planted in large numbers in the grove.
Avocados are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and folate, and they are very low in cholesterol and sodium. Avocados contain mono-unsaturated fats that actually help lower blood cholesterol levels in the body. Avocados provide nearly twenty essential nutrients in total, including potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and protects against circulatory diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Use: The avocado is most commonly eaten raw. It actually does not stand up well to cooking over high heat, and should therefore be added only at the end of cooking, or cooked briefly, but never broiled. Avocados can be enjoyed raw and sliced with a simply sprinkle of lemon or lime juice and a touch of salt. Mashed avocado is of course the primary ingredient in guacamole, but avocado is also delicious served with slices of ripe red tomato, or cut into slivers and added to salads. Avocados pair wonderfully with seafood or chicken. Try cutting avocados in half length-wise, leaving the skins on, removing the pit, filling the centers with crab, tuna, or chicken salad, and garnishing with additional raw fresh vegetables. An avocado pureed with a little lemon juice, salt, desired seasonings, and a dab of olive oil makes a delicious, creamy salad dressing. Additionally, any combination of avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, turkey, and chicken can make a great sandwich. Store avocados at room temperature and refrigerate only fully ripe avocados, as they will not continue to ripen when they are refrigerated. Avocado flesh darkens when exposed to air, so in order to prevent discoloration, sprinkle cut avocados with lemon juice or vinegar before covering with plastic wrap and storing in the refrigerator for up to two days.