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Avocado is named “Superfood” due to its nutrients. There are numerous ways to eat avocado, FRESH off the peel, in a smoothie, salads, nachos, just to name a few. Did we mention sushi? We carry only Hass avocados variety, hence, the information here only applies to this variety.

Selecting Avocados

On your visit to Kin’s Farm Market, we want you to have the best produce from our stores.

  • FRESH avocado is hard and have green color.
  • You should look for the one with uniform texture and avoid one with bruises or soft spots.
  • Give avocado a little shake, if the pit is loose, try another one.

Avocado will turn dark green and yield with gentle pressure when ripe. Ripe avocado can be bruised easily especially in a marketplace. This is the reason our staff pay extra care at the stores with this Superfood. We suggest to plan ahead select FRESH avocado instead of ripe ones.

Storing Avocados

It is not recommended to store unripe avocado in refrigerator. This will interfere the ripening process. FRESH avocado takes 2 – 5 days to become fully ripe. You can put avocado in a brown paper bag and store in room temperature away from direct sunlight. You can also include an apple or a banana in the same bag to hasten the ripening process.

The flesh of avocado gets darker when exposed to the air quite quickly. Use lemon juice to delay the darkening process.