All about Reed Avocados - A King Among Fruits

Organic Reed Avocados from California are amazing! About 90% of the avocado crop in the US is grown in California -- and about 90% of those are Hass Avocados -- the favored avocado fruit of the US grocery stores. The Reed is a side crop -- reserved mostly for local Farmer's Markets. But, Reed avocados are so delicious and far superior in texture and taste that they really should take center stage.

Buy avocados online at Chef Shop! Why? Because these babies are big! We weighed them, we compared them, we sliced them open, and ate them. The taste was smooth, buttery, surprisingly and distinctively flavorful - completely and totally delicious. The Reed avocados we got from Peter and Bonnie averaged 1.27 pounds, a whopping half to three-quarters of a pound more than the biggest Hass we could find at the local high-end grocer. And Peter says they are only going to get bigger.

But, more importantly, when you cut one open you notice the pit of the Reed and the pit of the Hass are almost the same size - which means more meat in Reed avocados! This year (2011) we actually stopped eating long enough to compare a Reed to a Hass; the Reed had at least 3 times the meat* (by weight) than the nicest Hass we could find in the grocery store at the time. (*Of course, your result may very. It depends on the Hass that you find. We also compared it to one of those $1 Hass avocados that are so popular in the fall, and the results were even more dramatic, especially when you consider that about 1/3 of the Hass we got was in-edible...)
Health Benefits of Avocados
No matter how you cut it, Avocados are amazing food. One of the richest fruit sources of Vitamin E, a great source of carotenoid lutein (a natural antioxidant that helps maintain eye health as we age,) a health boost of beta sitosterol (which helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels,) and nearly 20 other vitamins and minerals - including folate, fiber, potassium, beta-carotine, and iron. Additionally, the unsaturated fats in avocados helps the body absorb more fat-soluble nutrients that are eaten with the fruit.

So, there are at least 10 good reasons to eat at least one avocado every day:

* Helps Prevent Prostate Cancer
* Helps Defend Against Oral Cancer: Seeking out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells
* Helps Prevent Breast Cancer: High in oleic acid
* Helps Maintain Eye Health As We Age: High in carotenoid lutein
* Helps Lower Cholesterol: High in beta-sitosterol
* Helps Your Heart Stay Healthy: 23% of the recommended daily value of folate.
* Helps Prevent Stroke: The high levels of folate
* Improves Fat-Based Nutrient Absorption: Especially lycopene and beta carotene
* Great Source of Glutathione: An important antioxidant which helps prevent aging, cancer, and heart disease.
* A Rich Source of Vitamin E: One of the best fruit sources of vitamin E

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