Avocados are highly-consumed and popular fruits in many kitchens. This stone fruit is considered a staple of Latin and California cuisine. For your restaurant to be successful, you need to include avocados in offerings on your menu.
Growing avocado is relatively easy in the right climate, providing you with the freshest avocado fruit for your kitchen. If you don't have the space or a green thumb to grow your own, buy avocados directly from avocado distributors, avocado importers and avocado growers. To find the best avocado distributors in the US, you should:
1. Peruse your recipes to determine the volume of avocados you will need for the dishes on your menu.
2. Find reputable avocado brokers in your area for the freshest avocados at the best price.
3. Purchase avocados in bulk or wholesale to save money and help clear inventory from avocado farmers.
Pick the avocado varieties you use most in your kitchenThere are many varieties of avocado, the Hass being regarded as the best. The variety of avocado you choose to use in your dish should depend on the intensity of the avocado flavor you want in the dish. Avocados are high in healthy fats and are nutrient rich. They are a perfect addition to salads, hamburgers, sandwiches and many other dishes.
The University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources Department offers information on avocado history, varieties and uses.
Find reputable avacado brokersThe best place to find the highest quality avacados is at a local farmer's market or avacado grower in your area. Another option, especially if you want more control over the quality, size and flavors of the avacado is to plant avocado trees and grow them yourself.
Purchase wholesale avocados to save moneyTo save money on avocados, purchase them wholesale. This is especially good if you need large quantities of avacados, need an assortment of varieties, or want to split the cost between two restaurants. Many wholesalers will offer you loyalty or advance ordering discounts also.
- To prep an avocado, first use a sharp knife to cut through the skin and flesh dragging the knife around the pit. Take the knife out and twist to pop the two halves apart. In one swift move, put the blade into the pit and twist to pop it out. Use a spoon to take the skin from the flesh.