A perfect addition to salads, sandwiches or salsas, avocados are also great as dips. Getting perfectly ripened avocados is hard. Buy ready-to-eat avocados or ripen them at home (at room temperature) next to a tomato, apple or banana to speed up the process.

UK Season: not grown in the UK, avocados are available all year long depending on where they are imported from.

Nutritional Content: Good for the heart and with anti inflammatory properties, avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fats that promote the absorption of antioxidant carotenoids. Avocados also contain good levels of proteins, potassium, fibre, vitamin K, folate, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B6.