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The “Alligator Pear”

avocado

Here in California we enjoy a long avocado season, thanks to the Mediterranean climate of the southern coast. However, we also have a region susceptible to the ravages of our California weather. Each year it seems the avocado crop can be in peril of damage from drought, freezes or fire. The avocados tough hide gives credence to its moniker as [...]

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Bacon Avocados

Among the green treasures in your HealthCase this week lie a couple of emerald avocados. We don’t know whom we have to thank for discovering the avocado, either the Incas or the Mayans, or the Aztecs, but archeologists say avocados were likely a food of extinct mastodons. Organic grower Will Carlton of Las Palmalitas Ranch says “Avocados have survived [...]

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