Guacamole Fun Facts

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The Hass Family Tree
Back In The Day
Good Fat
A Little Brown
Did you know Wholly Guacamole® brand only uses Hass avocado? We think they are the best! The Hass avocado comes from a single tree, planted in the 1920’s by a postman named Rudolph Hass. From this one tree an entire variety of avocado was born. Mr. Hass was so proud of his avocado that in 1935 he registered the Hass avocado for a patent.

It’s easy to love Hass avocados with their creamy, delicious flavor and their many health benefits. Sadly, the mother tree died in 2002, but her children live on today, all over the world, producing the best avocados on earth. And we’re not the only one’s.

Today, Hass avocados are the most popular avocados in the world.
Avocados are native to Central Mexico and are a fruit (Surprise!). It is believed that the Aztecs enjoyed the first guacamole in the 16th century.
Avocados are one of the best sources of one good fat, monounsaturated fat. What is a good fat? Glad you asked. Good fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat and do many good things for your body, like lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol when eaten in place of the 'bad' saturated and trans fat. Fats can help you feel full and in turn help with weight loss by satiating your hunger. Fats also help your body absorb Vitamin A, D, E, and K. So dig in, it's good for you!
What’s up with all the brown spots? Nothing actually. It’s completely normal for avocados to turn brown when exposed to oxygen (just like an apple). It is still completely fine to eat. The good news is that Wholly Guacamolebrand has different sized packaging to help you have exactly the right amount of guac, without keeping any leftovers. You can keep the green and steer clear of the brown.
Squeeze me! Citrus helps keep avocados from turning brown.   So if you want your guacamole to stay nice and          green, add a little lime (or lemon) and your              guacamole will keep its color. It tastes            great too! At the end of the day it will still        turn brown but a nice squeeze of citrus will help slow that down.

We’re freezing in here!

If you hate not having guac when you need it, freezing is a great option. Our guacamole freezes beautifully. Simply pop it in your freezer and it will stay good for up to three months, so you always have tasty guacamole when you want it.

Thawing 101

The best way to thaw our guacamole once it’s frozen is to move it from your freezer to your refrigerator 24 hours before you need it. If you don’t have the time to wait 24 hours you can put the unopened package in a bowl of cold water until it softens up. Just remember, never let your Wholly Guacamole product get to room temperature or become warm for food safety!

The Perfect Pack

If you love eating our 100 calorie minis with your lunch, put a frozen mini in your lunch bag to keep your food cool. By the time lunch rolls around, the mini will be thawed and ready for you to enjoy on your turkey sandwich or as a dip with carrots. REMEMBER! Always include a cold pack to keep your minis cold for food safety!

Happy Snacking!

Guacamole is a really nutritious snack alternative! A quarter cup of our basic guacamole recipe only contains 120 calories.

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