Cathy Isom tells us why the Hass Avocado is considered the new green gold. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Hass avocado is the most commercially popular avocado worldwide. It is also the most nutritive among fruits and is regarded as the most important contribution of the New World to human diet, according to Food and Agriculture Organization.
Hass avocado tree matures between two and three years, and have a long-life span of more than 50 years. The Hass avocado breed is the most popular East Africa avocado. It is high in protein and mineral content, source of high-quality cholesterol and is used in cosmetics. It also is not new to many farmers that have been in the business for a while.
Hass avocado, whose skin turns dark purple when ripe, has gradually taken over other traditional varieties. When ripe, the skin becomes a dark purplish-black and yields to gentle pressure. When ready to serve, it becomes white-green in the middle part of the inner fruit. Owing to its taste, size, shelf-life, high growing yield and in some areas, year-round harvesting is possible. According to the USDA there are about 322 calories in a large avocado, which is about 200 grams.
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