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Amazing & Awesome Avocados.

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

  1. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Only Peruvian ones in UK. I have searched online and in supermarkets for the Mexican ones as you recommend them, but they are not sold here.
    The Peruvian ones vary. I think the ones from more 'upmarket' stores like Waitrose and M&S though a bit dearer, are usually ok and better than the cheaper ones which can be a bit variable in quality.
     
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  2. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    It wasn't me, it was your President who banned them! You need to mobilise the Mexican avocado afficionados to overthrow him! :)
    I'll probably be banned from entering the USA for saying that.
     
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  3. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Haha.

    Looking more closely that is old news, from January. I'd like to ban HIM from here. Geez.

    Taking my avocado away would be as bad as taking my insulin away. Lol. It's my major fat and calorie source. And I stinking digest them better than most foods.

    Just relieved haha
     
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    ah yes, I remember it well... very disappointing, weren't they?
     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I am 99.9% certain all of our Avo's are Australian grown, as we have very strict import quarantine laws. It is to stop any pests / invasive species coming into the country from foreign products.

    Tomorrow (Sunday) there is a farmers market here on the outskirts of Bundy, so we will be on the lookout for any Avo's on sale.
     
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  6. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Have you tried New Zealand? I know there were issues with blight but may have cleared up. No experience there. Just boycotting PERUVIAN.
     
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    update - those cheap avocados i got on |Sunday are going a bit mushy, so i tried mixing one up with an egg, milk, and basil to make an omelette. very nice - would recommend.
     
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  8. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    They work well in smoothies too. I just don't like mushy ones but I'm sure they're still usable.
     
  9. Prem51

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    What have you got against Peruvian avos? :)
    I just had one of my M&S ones with EVOO, salt, pepper and chipotle chilli flakes and it was good.
     
  10. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    NZ has restrictions placed on it's fruit exports into Australia at the moment.

    Sounds like a plan there.
     
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  11. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    In my experience many don't ripen and when they do they turn to mush fast. I havdon't had a few good ones but the majority not good.

    Happy you had great ones!!
     
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  12. kaz3618

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    Hi, is this forum just for the UK?
     
  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    No mate, there are members from around the world as well as the UK.
     
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    I lived in Durban, South Africa, thirty years ago and had an avocado tree in my yard. I have not seen a tree that produced avocados that big or that delicious, ever. They filled my hand quite full and were big enough for two people to eat. I would take an avo for breakfast and one for dinner to work every day. The tree would deliver 40 maybe fifty fruits a season. When we left for Australia, within a year, they old man that lived on the ground floor, cut the tree down. What a shame.
     
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  15. Tipetoo

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    We got another bag of Awkward Avo's yesterday, they have gone up in price to $5.00 this week.
     
  16. Kristin251

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    Ours went up too. One store is $3 each and another $2 but they've been absolutely beautiful.

    Bad time to tell my husband he should be eating them in exchange for some of the not as healthy fats he's eating. Again, I need to SHUT MY MOUTH
    As far as I'm concerned that man should be sentenced to life in prison!!
     
  17. Tipetoo

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    Single avo's are $3.00 each, or two for $5.00 this week.

    Plurry mungrel dat feller.
    Should be stoned to death by avo pips as that is sacrilegious.
     
  18. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Just tried the avo's we got on Thursday, just about ready to eat. :)
     
  19. Kristin251

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    Keep me posted. Do you know the country of origin?

    As I said, hubby want some now. Found some biggies from MX for .89 and so far so good!! 15 on hand lol.

    Daughter called feeling hypo or weird bs so she was going home for fruit. Told her avocado or nut butter. She got an avocado and said sh felt much better. I think she has bouta of reactive hypoglycemia. Once again avocado to the rescue!!!
     
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  20. Tipetoo

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    Grown in Australia, probably in Queensland I think.
     
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