by Kemp Minifie
A Beauty Avocado from the California Avocado CommissionCinco de Mayo is just around the corner and that means a larger than usual mound of avocados will soon appear in your supermarket. Why? Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest days for avocado consumption during the year. Hello guacamole! Jan DeLyser, vice president of marketing for the California Avocado Commission shared more interesting facts with me:
Kemps-kitchen2151. For 10 to 15 years the Super Bowl and Cinco de Mayo played tag with each in the statistics department for top consumption of avocados, but in 2012 the Fourth of July beat them both! Who knew guacamole was so popular on Independence Day? It's yet another example of the transformation of an ethnic ingredient into a mainstream one for all Americans. And avocados aren't just eaten as guacamole! Check out these possibilities in the Epicurious.com database.
2. Consumption of avocados is increasing with all the major holidays, including St. Patrick's Day. Avocados are green, after all. Now try to fathom thisRead More »from Ten Things You Didn't Know About Avocados