Lula Avocado

Avocado Lula

Origin: Reunion Island, France

Description: The avocado tree originates in the highland areas of central Mexico and Guatemala. The avocado tree, first introduced to Mauritius by M. Le Juge in 1750 was then imported grown for the first time in Reunion in 1789 by M.Hubert. Lula avocado is a large avocado, swollen at its base, with a smooth green yellow skin. It has a very tender flesh when ripe.

Nutrition: Avocado is rich in lipids and supplies in unsaturated fatty acids reducing blood cholesterol therefore having a positive impact on heart. It is also a good source of minerals (magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc ...) and multiple vitamins (E in particular). 

How to use: avocado can be used in many different ways. Often composing salads, it is a good substitute to many foods high in calories such as butter, oilor mayonnaise for instance.

How to store: avocados are stored at room temperature until they are perfectly ripe. To accelerate the process, simply place it in a paper bag with a ripe banana and close the bag. Once ripe, they can then be placed in the refrigerator for a few days to stop the ripening process. If opened, the avocado oxidizes and turns black in a few hours. Lemon juice can be used to prevent oxidation.