Hass Avocado

Because hass avocados are grown in Mexico, California, Chile, New Zealand and the Dominican Republic, you are assured of a fresh supply year round! They are identified by their oval shape and bumpy, pebbled texture. Hass avocados are ripe when their skin is a purple to green-black color and they yield to light pressure. Its rich, nutty flavor makes the fruit incredibly versatile.  Enjoy the hass in salads, sandwiches, blended in drinks, and of course, in guacamole. Sodium free and low in calories, hass avocados are a healthy source of good fats.  They are also known as the year-round fruit, meaning you can enjoy them at your summer picnics as well as your winter holiday dinners! Interestingly enough, the tree to which every hass avocado in the world can trace its lineage finally succumbed to root rot in 2002 at the age of 76. The fruit of her labor has resulted in one of California's most important agricultural industries.

Hass avocados are shipped green and unripe. They can be stubborn to ripen on their own, especially during certain times of the year when the oil content in the fruit is particularly high. It is important to work with a professional ripener if you want your fruit to be ready to cut at a particular date and time.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1/5 medium avocado, 30g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from fat: 35
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 3g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 4%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 2%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Aligator pear
  • Aguacate
  • Palta
  • Hass
  • Lamb Hass

Hass avocados can be stored at 38 to 45 degrees for short periods of time after purchase. Ripen an avocado by leaving it at room temperature until the skin begins to darken and it becomes slightly soft to the touch. Only refrigerate an avocado after its ripe; refrigerating an unripe avocado will prevent it from ripening.

  • Hass

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