Did you know that the best avocados have California in them? Fertile, sun-kissed soil and cool California breezes help create the ideal climate to produce premium avocados.
What’s even better than that? California Avocados are a heart-healthy superfood. One-third of a medium avocado (50 g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-dense choice. With the taste you crave and nutrition your body needs, California Avocados are the must have good for you fruit that makes everyday meals special.
Think you’ve got an award-wining recipe? We’re challenging avocado fans to create their own must-eat avocado dish with our California Avocado Recipe Contest. Share your creations with us for a chance to win some very California prizes. Together with the California Avocado Commission, we’re on a mission to find the best California Avocado recipes in the state. Visit here to learn more about the California Avocado Recipe Contest.
The avocado experts at the California Avocado Commission have shared some of their inspirations, now we want to see what you come up with using Mother Nature’s super fruit.
Rich in flavor, light on compromises
Don't let the indulgent taste fool you – California Avocados can be a satisfying part of a healthy-diet. They're virtually the only fruit with monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat, often referred to as “good fats”. And California Avocados are nutrient-dense meaning they provide nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients with relatively few calories.
A pleasure for every palate
California Avocados have a blissfully smooth and creamy consistency, making them perfect for fat replacement when baking. Try substituting the butter or shortening in your favorite baked goods with avocado and you will increase the nutritional value from the avocado’s nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and good fats while reducing the sodium and cholesterol because of the avocado has zero sodium and cholesterol. With great taste and good nutrition, California Avocados fit into a variety of healthy eating plans and are included in the keto and paleo diets.
Grown in paradise…
To give you an idea of what makes California Avocados particularly special, less than 1 percent of the state is suitable for growing them. We’re talking only the richest of rich soil, the freshest coastal breezes and, of course, the friendly California sun.
…And built from better stuff
Heart-healthy California Avocados act as a “nutrient booster” by helping increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, K and E. And they're naturally sodium and cholesterol free.
Get ready to savor the taste of sunny days by looking for a label of origin. Seek out the iconic "California" sticker to know you're getting premium California Avocados. Your grocer and many local farmers markets carry California Avocados when they're in season, from spring through summer.
When in doubt, the produce manager at your local grocery store is an invaluable resource for helping you find exactly what you're looking for.
California Avocados – History, Growers and Culture
Visit CaliforniaAvocado.com to learn more about the California Avocado journey from the grove to your table. While you’re there, find your recipe inspiration and shop the official California Avocado merchandise shop.
And don’t delay! Enter the California Avocado Recipe Contest today by sharing your own must-eat avocado recipe. To enter the contest or learn more, visit the California Avocado Recipe Contest here. Contest ends May 21.
Photography by: Photography courtesy of the California Avocado Commission