20 Sep '12, 5pm

Americans are eating so many friggin’ avocados these days:

Americans are eating so many friggin’ avocados these days:

When I was a kid in upstate New York, we didn’t eat avocados. Until I moved to California, I may never have eaten one. Maybe guacamole, but I don’t remember it, and I think that eating green paste would have made some sort of imprint. (I’d also never had jicama , but that’s a different category of odd.) Basically the entire extent of my familiarity with the things was an insult my sister made up, calling me “avoca-toes” for no real reason. But maybe the problem wasn’t growing up in Rochester. Maybe it was growing up several decades ago. Avocados, in a bag, waiting. (Photo by Nate Steiner .) From the Wall Street Journal : With more people paying close attention to diet and health, more single produce items are rocketing to superstardom. … Such is the case with avocados. Mexican imports, available in all 50 states only since 2007, have led to year-round availability and now ...

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