California Organic Avocados Delivered from Zava Ranch are “Hass” Variety:
Among California Organic Avocados, Hass Avocado is the most widely commercially grown variety that has been developed by a California farmer in 1926. Some sources say that ‘Hass’ avocados account for 95% of the USA’s avocados.
The popularity of ‘Hass’ avocado is attributed to a much higher fruit yield per tree producing fruit all year long. Some reports claim that ‘Hass’ avocados contains higher oil levels, giving them a longer shelf-life and better taste.
California Organic Avocados delivered from Zava Ranch are delicious and the perfect size for a single serving of avocado, bursting with flavor and loaded with nutrients. Each of California Organic avocados has approximately 100-120 calories and are ideal for smoothies, avocado toast, guacamole, salads, sandwiches, veggie bowls, baby food, and omelets! Avocados are a perfect stand-alone healthy snack any time of the day.
The Science of Avocados and Better Health
People love avocados, but they sometimes question if they should really eat them as often as they want to.
Thanks to nutrition research through the Avocado Nutrition Center, the answer is yes: consumers can and should eat avocados!
California Organic Avocados are a heart-healthy, nutrient-dense superfood!
Avocados are a source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. Avocados contain high levels of healthy, beneficial fats, which can help a person feel fuller between meals.
Did you know that avocado has more potassium than a banana?
Additional nutritional information, educational materials, and recipes for California Organic Avocados is available from California Avocado Commission.
How do I know if my avocado is ripe and ready to eat?
Is there a way to accelerate ripening of California organic avocados delivered from Zava Ranch?
The simplest way to ripen the avocado is to leave it on the counter for a few days. It will usually ripen in a few days and upto a week. However, if faster ripening time is desired, it is recommended to place avocado in a paper bag with an apple or a banana. Close the paper bag and leave on the counter 24-48 hours. Periodically check for ripeness by applying gentle pressure and checking for uniform softness.
Ripe avocados need to be eaten as soon as possible and usually within 24 hours of reaching desired softness. Once the avocados have reached desired softness/ripeness, they can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.
California Organic Avocados might come in a variety of sizes:
California Organic Avocados grow on a tree in a variety of sizes. Larger and smaller avocados all grow on the same tree side by side. Since we strive to be a sustainable orchard and not waste perfectly good organic fruit, we pick what organic avocados are ripe on the tree at the time your order is harvested and do not sort by size.
For this reason you might receive a variety of sizes of organic avocados in your shipment.
Some avocados will be large, some will be small. We ensure that the fruit is ripe, all the sizes are equally healthy, delicious and nutritious.
California Organic Avocados from Zava Ranch are unwaxed and 100% unsprayed:
We do not spray or apply any kind of synthetic or chemical pesticides, fungicides, or nutrients/fertilizers to our organic avocados or anything we grow on our land. Our weed removal is all done mechanically or by hand, so we do not use any herbicides.
Organic fruit is shipped early in the week only:
Please note that we only ship via 2-day Fedex priority mail on Mondays through Wednesday morning to ensure that the freshly picked California organic avocados get to our customers before the weekend and are not sitting on a truck or in a warehouse somewhere for two extra days. If you place your order later in the week, please allow a few extra days to get your order of California organic avocados delivered to ensure freshness.
Why are Organic Avocados shipped direct from California grower often not as pretty as fruit in the supermarket?
The reality is that truly organic and sustainably grown fruit is often not “pretty.” Because we don’t spray, wash, wax, or chemically-treat California organic avocados to achieve specific “marketable” appearance, our organic avocados might appear imperfect and might have visible cosmetic defects. This does not mean that fruit is bad. On the contrary, it shows that we are offering naturally-grown California organic avocados straight from the trees in our orchard – no washing, no sorting by size, no artificial ripening! Learn more about the meanings of various fruit labels (organic, conventional, grown without chemicals, etc).
Why should I buy California Organic Avocados direct from grower?
Buying California organic avocados direct from grower is good for the environment.
California organic avocados are harvested and shipped directly to your door, minimizing the carbon footprint of hauling the fruit between various locations including your travel to go pick it up at the store.
Learn more about why organic farming is good for the environment.
Buying California organic avocados direct from grower is good for your health.
When organic fruit is shipped directly to you by the grower, the time it takes to travel from the tree to your door is only a few days. California organic avocados are shipped at the peak of freshness and ripeness, offering you the most nutrition, enjoyment, taste, and medicinal benefits.
Zava Ranch – Ethical and Sustainable Operation:
We operate under conservation and environmental health initiatives. We utilize drip irrigation and recyclable
packaging whenever possible, and heavily invest in sustainable technology, such as solar energy.