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Look for ripe avocados (unripe are hard to the touch) that feel heavy for their size and are free of bruises and dark, sunken spots.

Prep & Store

Slice fruit vertically around the pit and twist to break in two. With a sharp motion, chop a knife 1/4-inch (2 mm) deep into the pit and twist to remove. Scoop out the flesh or score lengthways or crossways to create strips or cubes.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Mix mashed avocado, lime juice, tomatoes, and hot peppers—for an extra kick add a touch of garlic and hot sauce.

Nutrition Notes

Avocados are an excellent source of potassium, vitamins C and A, and folic acid.

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