Celebrate the 2021 avo season by adding an avocado (or two) to your family’s best-loved dishes, for simple, quick and utterly delicious meals made with love.
If 2020 taught us anything, it was to spend more time doing what we loved, and less time doing what we didn’t. Like enjoying more time together sharing wholesome meals, and less time in the kitchen preparing them. Good thing that the 2021 avocado season is in full swing. Why? Because avocados are definitely more of what we love and are an easy way to add that something special to any regular family meal!
The buttery, creamy green-skinned avo varieties Fuerte, Edranol, Ryan, Reed and Pinkerton are available from March until October, and the rich, nutty dark-skinned Hass, Maluma Hass and Lamb Hass from March until November.
While we love the fact that South African avocados are available almost all year-round, we’re particularly happy that we can get our hands on them in winter due to the immune support they may offer in the colder months.
Did you know avos are high in copper (33%), a source of fibre (5.3g fibre per 100g) and contain antioxidants?
Copper is known to support immune system function. Fibre is essential for good gut health; around 65% of the immune system is housed in the gut, which regulates immunity and helps to protect against invading pathogens that cause disease. Antioxidants are powerful food components that maintain and regulate immune function, and avos contain the antioxidant nutrients lycopene and beta-carotene.
So not only are avos ripe and ready right now, but they’re a source of nutrients, versatile and super quick and easy to add to most recipes. Almost every meal can be perfected with avos; try it on steaks, burgers, baked potatoes, pasta…. the list goes on.
For further information and avo recipes, visit https://avocado.co.za/MyKitchen