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Awkward Avocados

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Tipetoo, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Grown in Australia, probably in Queensland I think.
     
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  2. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing more beautiful than busting open a perfect avocado in the morning. If it's bad my day will follow.
    Are Australian generally good? Just adding to my wealth of avocado knowledge. Hhaha
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I ever told you all but my daughter got married in April and wanted me to let her borrow something of mine and said she didn't care what it was, just wanted it to mean something to me. After many talks about the pearls my mom wore in her wedding and gave me, the first diamond my husband ( before he was my husband ) gave me, one of my diamonds etc we chuckled and joked about an avocado in her bouquet. At the end of the day she plopped an avocado pit in. We cut it in half and each of us froze it. Stupid silly but memories. She's an avocado junkie too. Makes her feel great.
     
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  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have only eaten Australian grown avocado's.
     
  5. Salvia

    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kristin, a week or so ago we were talking about avocados and being on 'special offer' in our respective local shops. Can't remember if it was this thread or not, (haven't read back through 5 pages), but we were talking about the various countries of origin, and which were the best. I did check it out next time I was in the shop, and found the country of origin on the side of the display box - seems they were probably South African. They were certainly different from the normal ones that are available locally, which are all Peruvian. Agree that they can be decidedly "iffy" - sometimes fine, sometimes won't ripen, other times turn to mush almost overnight. Haven't found any from Mexico, so I'll be on the lookout for South African ones again - maybe that's a new source for us. Hope so, I really enjoyed the dozen or so I had.
     
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  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it's because @Kristin251 is in the US, as I remember seeing her saying the "The Donald" has / is banning Avocado's from Mexico.
     
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    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Crikey - wonder what he's going to get up to next :D Thankfully, I don't think he's quite reached the stage of running things over here as well :eek::eek:
     
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  8. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Glad you have a new source that's good!! Did they keep well! I have to wondet if people don't like avocado if it's because they weren't the nice creamy ones.
    You can have him!!!!!
     
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    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Possible - guess we'll never know. Truth be told, I was not too enamoured of the first couple I tried, but persevered because of their fat content & learning about lchf; after that I got the 'taste' for them, and now very much enjoy their texture. The ones I had recently on special offer were mostly good; I followed your advice & took them out of the fridge until they had almost ripened, then put them back in the fridge till needed. The last couple were a bit over-ripe, so sadly they did end up on the compost heap (so not completely wasted!)

    You can have him!!!!![/QUOTE]

    .... erm ..., thanks, but no thanks.
     
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  10. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a dream last night where I found a crate of Mexican avocados in a small shop. I was so excited, it was like finding the Holy Grail. I blame @Kristin251 for influencing my dreams! :)
     
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  11. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    .... erm ..., thanks, but no thanks.[/QUOTE]
    I think taking them out and then putting them back in isn't the same. You'll probably have better luck now waiting to refrigerate until ripe. At least I hope so.

    Lmao!! ( still can't find that button!) What a beautiful dream that must have been!!!
    The only bad thing about avocado is the maintenance but it's all worth it.

    Busted open the most beautiful one I've ever seen this morning. It's going to be a great day!! And all for .89!!!
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lmao!! ( still can't find that button!) What a beautiful dream that must have been!!![/QUOTE]

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    It was an omen!! I went to Waitrose to buy avocados this morning. There were three trays of packs of two avocados from Peru. and one tray of packs of two AVOCADOS from MEXICO !!! How spooky is that?!
    I had found the Holy Grail!!

    And the packs of two avocados were 25% off, £1.50 for two reduced from £2.
    It is the first time I have seen Mexican avocados on sale here! I bought two packs.

    @Kristin251 obviously has supernatural avocadic powers!!

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    All Hail @Kristin251 the High Priestess of Avocados!!!
     
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  13. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Now I'm falling off my chair!!!!

    Things happen for a reason. I sure hope they turn out to be beautiful. That certainly is SPOOKY.

    Are they ready to bust open? I can't wait ti hear how they are!!
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They are Waitrose's 'Perfectly Ripe Avocados', they seem ready to eat with just the right amount of give. I'll try one tonight for supper and report my findings.
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Yay!!! Clap clap!! It's 10 am here. What time are you? I can't wait to hear lol
     
  16. Salvia

    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That's brilliant news @Prem51 - and definitely spooky :nailbiting: Definitely Kristin's worked her magic again.
    If they're banned from US maybe they've decided to ship their load over here? Hope they soon spread up to my area. - I'm guessing that with the increasing demand for avos our shops are now having to buy stuff from a wider range of places; South Africa up here, now Mexico down there .... wonder if the Ausies will join in as well and send their extras over. :)


    p.s. It's now 4.20pm here, BST. Now I'm off out for an hour's stroll
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    That banned from the US article was old news. ( thank goodness!!) Trucks were turned away at the border at one point but we are over that now. Prices did go up a bit but nothing that will break the bank.

    As silly as it sounds it was something about revenge with potatoes!!! What next?
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Ssshhhh.. I believe Aldi is worldwide and ours have all MX absolutely gorgeous avocados. .89. Cheapest anywhere. If you have Aldi might be worth a look !
     
  19. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I had one of the Mexican Avocados. My first impression was that it is firmer than the Peruvian ones. But that might be because it wasn't as ripe. I'll see what the others are like over the next 2-4 days, they might get softer as they ripen a bit more.

    I think I actually prefer the Waitrose avocados from Peru. They seem softer, creamier and with a richer taste. Perhaps that's because I'm used to them. The Waitrose Peruvian avos are better than other Peruvian avos from other supermarkets, small shops and market stalls, which are usually mushy, with brown bits or too hard.
    The Waitrose Peruvian avos are usually just right, though they might get some brown soft bits after 3-4 days. I don't buy more than 4 at a time.
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Oh. Sad. I'm chalking it up to location. I'm a bit closer to MX than you.

    Sorry if it was bad info :(
     
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