At Woolworths we support Aussie growers, buying more of our farmer's crop so we can bring you a range of Homebrand products of different shapes, sizes and within some slight skin blemishes. Do not worry though; quality is more than skin deep so you'll find we haven't compromised on the taste.
How to Pick:
Do not squeeze or this will bruise the flesh.
Look for avocados that are evenly shaped and have no dents or cuts.
Hard = ready to eat in 2-3 days
Firm = ready to eat in 1-2 days
Soft = ripe and ready to eat
How to Store:
Store unripe avocados at room temperature until they ripen. Ripe avocados can be kept for one or two days at room temperature, or two to three days in the fridge.
Sliced avocados go brown quickly and should be refrigerated in cling film or an airtight container.
Handy tip: To speed up ripening you can place avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana. These fruits contain a natural hormone that causes avocados to ripen faster.
Where it's Grown:
Avocados grow in clusters on evergreen trees. They are grown in QLD, NSW,VIC, SA and WA. Hass avocados are usually available May to February while Shepard avocados are only available from February to May.
Avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fats, and dietary fibre for a healthy gut*
*Based on 50g serve, as part of a healthy balanced diet