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"The avocado is an archaic anomaly. Botanically and popularly regarded as
a fruit, it is typically used as a vegetable. It can hang on the tree for 16
months or more - roughly the gestation period of a rhinoceros - but ripens
only after picking, when its reptilian hide belies the buttery flesh within.
Indeed, scientists theorize that this extravagantly rich pulp evolved to
entice megafauna like mastodons and ground sloths to swallow the fruit whole
and disperse the giant seeds."
The Skin Isn't Great, but the Heart Is Pure Gold
By David Karp, The New York Times, 6/25/03
|Avocado Slicer & Pitter
1-5/8" wide pitter,
2-3/8" wide slicer,
Stiff nylon pitter,
Stainless handle and slicer,
Slice the avocado in half length-wise, slide the pitter under the pit
to remove it, then use the slicer to make attractive fan-shaped slices.
2-3/4" at widest point,
Slices and scoops,
Heavy gauge plastic,
An attractive and inexpensive slicer, it makes attractive fan-shaped
2-5/8" wide masher,
1/8" thick wire,
18/10 stainless steel,
Very convenient for making guacamole; just the right size.
1" high base,
Indented to accommodate pit,
Rubberized adjustable strap,
Top rack dishwasher safe,
Reduces a cut avocado's exposure to air, slowing its oxidation, and
thus making it last longer.
|1-1/2 cup capacity,
Shaped like an avocado with lid,
7" matching ladle included,
This attractive serving bowl looks a lot like the real thing.