Avocados are a versatile fruit, but do you know how and when to eat them to get the most out of their ripeness? Below are some fun facts on how to eat avocados and how to use avocados to brighten up any meal, whatever the time of day.
The ways to eat avocados are endless! From raw to cooked, you can enjoy avocados in many forms, on their own or as part of another meal. Their mild flavor and creamy texture make them the perfect addition to any meal or as a snack all by themselves. Here are a few of our favorite ways to eat avocados:
Absolutely! Avocado can be eaten raw just like any other fruit. It’s delicious enough to enjoy without extra seasoning or cooking. Add a little bit of salt and enjoy!
Yes, you can, although, ripe avocados have a sweeter, fuller taste and a softer, creamier texture. To tell if an avocado is ripe:
If you need tips on how to ripen an avocado or how to store an avocado, be sure to check out our other helpful how-to videos!
It all depends on your tastes. Avocados are versatile enough to add flavor and depth to your breakfast smoothie, your lunchtime sandwich or even your evening salad.
No, it isn’t as long as you consume your avocado serving (1/3 of a medium avocado) as a part of a balanced diet. Avocados are a significant (or good) source of good fat and contribute 6% to the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E. Just like you enjoy other fruits every day, you can enjoy avocados as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
As with any good food, you can have too much of a great thing. Eat avocados in moderation, knowing that one portion is 1/3 of a medium-sized avocado, and it contains 80 calories.