Welcome to the Avocados From Mexico How-To
Glossary, your source of education for all things
avocado. Here you'll learn everything from picking the
perfect avocado to enjoying it with your meal. Dig in!

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  • Avocado 101
  • Avocado Versatility
  • Avocado Preservation
  • Avocado Fun
  • Planting an Avocado Tree
  • Preparation
  • Recipes
  • Diets

Avocado 101

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Lack ripe avocados for your favorite guacamole? Don’t despair! Here are three ways to ripen an avocado quickly.

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Don’t let a good avocado go to waste. We’ll show you how to save half an avocado for up to three days.

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The culinary possibilities are endless with avocado. We’ll show you how to eat avocado eight different ways.

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Picking a perfectly ripe avocado is an art — but it shouldn’t be a secret! Look for these three traits.

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Buy more avocados than you need? Happens to the best of us. Here’s how to slow down the ripening process.

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There’s a right way to peel, cut, slice, and dice an avocado. Click here for a few quick tips.

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Always wash your produce when you bring it home. Learn how to wash an avocado in four easy steps.

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Think outside the guacamole bowl for your next gathering. Here’s how to grill an avocado, from prep to plate.

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Even the freshest avocado will start to darken if left out too long. Here’s how to keep guacamole from browning.

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Picking the perfect avocado doesn’t have to feel like playing the lottery. Here’s what to look for when buying an avocado.

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If you’re full on avocados now, save the rest for later. We’ll show you how to store avocados for two to three days.

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Avocado Versatility

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You can turna ripe avocado into a luxurious at-home face mask by blending 1/4 of an avocado and 2 teaspoons of honey in a food processor. Apply the mixture to your face and relax. Rinse after 10 minutes.(Then use the rest of the avocado to make a tasty snack for your at-home spa night!)

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Add moisture and softness to your mane with an avocado hair mask. In a large bowl, mix half of a ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Work the mixture into your hair and then let it sit for an hour.

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In a pot, bring 6 cups of water and 3 grated avocado seeds to a boil. Let simmer for 30 minutes before straining it into a bowl to cool. Pour 3 cups into a bottle with 1/4 cup of your favorite shampoo.

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