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2014-03-27 16:24:18

PHOENIX, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Canyon Foods has been named a winner of Prevention's 2014 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards in the "Snacks" category, for the brand's Avocado Oil Canyon Cut(TM) potato chips that list just three ingredients, including potatoes, avocado oil and sea salt. The annual awards feature the best, healthiest, and cleanest boxed and bagged foods, with winning products meeting strict criteria, including: -- Must not contain GMO ingredients. --...

2014-02-12 08:33:29

Wholly Guacamole Dip Fans "Rock the Guac" Via Instagram FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of February is a time to celebrate love, and what better time to celebrate the love of avocados than National Avocado Month. The makers of Wholly Guacamole® dips think the best way to celebrate the avocado is by using the versatile fruit in a new recipe each week in February. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/DA50553LOGO) Each Wednesday, avocado...

2014-01-13 08:24:12

MORE THAN 230 TIMES THE WEIGHT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As sports fans around the country gather to watch the first cold weather Big Game played outdoors at MetLife Stadium, they will more than likely enjoy a Big Game food spread that includes avocados. This year, Americans are predicted to consume nearly 32 percent more avocados than they did last year, which equates to nearly 104 million pounds or approximately 208 million avocados consumed...

Avocado Curbs Afternoon Cravings
2014-01-08 12:50:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Adding a little avocado to your lunch not only adds some extra nutrition, but it also may reduce the desire to keep on snacking, according to a new study. Researchers writing in the Nutrition Journal found that adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch helped reduce people's desire to eat between meals. The study compared the effects of incorporating fresh avocado into a lunch to determine how it could influence satiety, blood...

2014-01-08 08:28:27

Loma Linda University Study Explores the Relationship between Avocado Consumption, Satiety and Blood Sugar IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal reports adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped healthy, overweight people feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat following a meal. The study was funded by the Hass Avocado Board. The pilot study, "A Randomized 3x3 Crossover Study to...

2013-12-17 08:25:14

TV star/author shares recipes that meld Mexican and American holiday traditions FALLSTON, Md., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Host of Extra and The X Factor Mario Lopez has partnered with Avocados From Mexico (AFM) to celebrate this holiday season by showcasing how his family combines Mexican and American holiday traditions, including the use of fresh avocados from Mexico in his favorite recipes. Those recipes and more are available on the AFM website to encourage consumers to...

2013-09-25 23:28:17

In an exciting breakthrough for regenerative skin care, the launch of Tre’Yours Avocado Corrective Face Cream and Avocado Hemp Regenerative Cream is the first brick and mortar directed launch for Castle Baths, an online, natural, luxury spa products company. The launch of these two new products comes with exclusive his and hers product lines and new labeling for all Tre’Yours products. Hampton, VA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Living with sensitive skin can be a sensitive subject for...

2013-09-19 15:23:39

Loma Linda University research explores the effects of avocado intake on satiety, glucose and insulin levels in healthy overweight adults New research findings on avocado consumption, presented as two posters at the IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition, in Granada, Spain suggest that although calorie consumption at dinner was unchanged, inclusion or addition of fresh Hass Avocado to a meal may help to reduce hunger and the desire to eat in overweight adults. Results also showed...

2013-08-27 23:32:14

Chosen Foods, the world's largest producer of naturally refined avocado oil, continues to grow its loyal following in the retail market. This week, they expand distribution to 35 new COSTCO warehouses in the North East Territory, including stores in New York, downtown Pittsburg and Washington D.C. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Avocado oil is making a big impact in the health food and culinary world. Today's consumer expects a great product, verifiable quality,...

2013-06-10 12:29:39

PSA with Maria Menounos shares strategies for feeling your best FALLSTON, Md., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Host of EXTRA, producer, actress and New York Times best-selling author Maria Menounos has partnered with the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) on a public service announcement (PSA) reminding viewers that self-esteem comes from making good decisions - like eating right. MHAIA's goal with the PSA is to help the public focus on engaging in positive behaviors...


Latest Avocado Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Recalcitrant seeds
2013-08-21 08:52:36

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that have to be protected from certain elements, such as drying and freezing, to remain viable. Seeds must be maintained at temperatures no less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and does not have long shelf lives. Damage to the seeds results when they are allowed to dry out excessively, damaging the intracellular structures of the seeds, along with the forming of toxic chemicals within the seed. Recalcitrant seeds can be found in avocado, mango, cocoa and the...

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