Avocado Regions Overlap
It is the beginning of the Mexican avocado season and the ending of the California season. Buyer beware, this means that the avocados from different regions will eat differently. Mexican avocados this early in the season will have low oil content and will not be as flavorful as a California avocado. They will also ripen unevenly which means you could see the flesh sticking to the pit. As the season progresses we will see the oil content and flavor profile increase.
The California avocados you will find in the stores now are from Northern California, L.A. up to Santa Cruz. They are higher in oil content and should be eaten firm. If you are not sure where your avocados are from, we recommend engaging your produce person in a discussion.
Avocados in moderation contain healthy fat which help maintain a healthy cholesterol balance, control inflammation and support heart and brain health. (Source: Taste For Life September 2013 issue)