Frutti Battaglio - Avocado


Origin: Perù, Chile, Mexico, Colombia

The Avocado is the fruit of Central American plant, which spread to other tropical areas. It is a pear-shaped drupe, ranging in length from 7 to 20 centimetres, with a large central stone. The skin, known as the epicarp, can be smooth or wrinkled, in various shades from green to purple; the pulp is pale yellow tending towards green.

Varieties: Hass
Oval or sometimes pyriform in shape, the avocado does not weigh very much (from 140 to 350 grams). On the tree, the fruit is dark green in colour; when ripe, the skin turns dark brown/black, unlike other more well-known avocados that keep their bright green colour. The pulp is green-yellow in colour, very soft and rich in organoleptic properties.



Avocados are extremely versatile! It can be used in salads or on toast, as well as to garnish seafood and meat dishes. Here's how to prepare it without ruining its creamy and delicate pulp:

  • Cut the avocado lengthwise, with a circular motion around the stone.

  • Separate the two halves using a light rotating motion with your hands.

  • Hit the stone decisively with the knife, so that the blade enters the stone and you can remove it by twisting gently. For extra safety, you can also use a spoon.

  • Remove the skin and cut the pulp into slices for creative sandwiches or into cubes for salads.

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Did you know?

Avocados are nourishing and rich in protein, vitamins and "good fat", such as linoleic acid and Omega 3. They also have various cosmetic properties! Here's how you can use avocados to freshen up your skin and hair:

  • Mask for dry hair: just squash the pulp of a ripe avocado and apply it to wet hair for about an hour before rinsing.

  • Face mask: prepare a cream with the pulp of one ripe avocado and two spoonfuls of almond oil. Apply it to your face, let rest for about half an hour and rinse.